Rockford, Illinois has been rocked by three separate death investigations in less than a week. While authorities have not confirmed any connection between the cases, the unusual frequency of these incidents has left residents concerned about what is happening in their community.

Here’s what we know so far:

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Body Found on South Meridian Road

On Sunday, April 23, a man’s body was discovered on South Meridian Road, between Montague and Simpson roads.

The man’s identity has not been released, but the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office has notified his family. It’s unclear at this time whether foul play is suspected in his death.

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Man Found in Rock River

Last week, a man’s body was recovered from the Rock River, just north of the Auburn Street bridge. Authorities have not released any information about the cause of death, but they have asked the public for help in identifying the man.

So far, no updates have been given on the investigation.

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Woman Found on 11th Street

Also last week, a 47-year-old woman was found dead on 11th Street in Rockford. No further information has been released about her death investigation, leaving many residents wondering what happened to her.

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What’s Happening in Rockford?

With three death investigations in less than a week, many Rockford residents are understandably concerned about their safety. Law enforcement officials have not indicated that the incidents are connected, but the frequency of these cases is unusual for the area. While no foul play has been confirmed in the death of the man found in the river, it’s unclear whether the other two cases involve criminal activity.

What Happens Next?

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office has promised to release more information about the investigations soon. Until then, residents will be left to wonder what happened to the three individuals who lost their lives in such a short amount of time. For now, all we can do is wait for more information and hope that the authorities can provide answers for the families and loved ones of the deceased.

[h/t WIFR]

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