WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) — Updated: Dec. 11, 2018, 1:45 p.m.
The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office confirmed the identity a man whose body was found on the rural outskirts of the county Monday afternoon.
Jamie Stephens, 31, of Rockford, was identified as the victim.
The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate the death as part of a murder investigation. Officials believe the body was intentionally left behind at 9200 Knapp Rd.
Updated: Dec. 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office says the body found in the 9200 block of Knapp Road was a 31-year-old man from Rockford.
Investigators believe the body was placed there intentionally. The name of the victim is being withheld until the family is notified.
An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.
Updated: Dec. 10, 2018, 5:55 p.m.
The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a murder investigation for the dead body found