Man found face down on College Avenue died of cardiac event

Online Staff Report

At 6:56 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4, Rockford police responded to reports of a man down in the 500 block of College Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers found a 62-year-old Rockford man face down and unconscious with an apparent head wound.

Officers initiated CPR and called the Rockford Fire Department, which responded to the scene and transported the man to a local hospital, where he later died.

The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office conducted a late-morning autopsy and determined cause of death was a cardiac event. The autopsy revealed no other signs of trauma.

The identity of the man is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Posted Feb. 4, 2015

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