ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) — UPDATE: Officials have identified the man found dead Wednesday morning on the frozen Rock River. The Winnebago County Coroner's Office reports 41-year-old Brent Decker was pronounced dead at 8:36 a.m. at the Rock River at Whitman Street.
No cause of death was listed on this report. The death remains under investigation by the Rockford Police Department.
The coroner reports that toxicology tests will be available in around two weeks.
ORIGINAL: An elderly man was found dead on the ice Wednesday morning by Rockford Park District employees.
Rockford Fire says employees of the park district saw something on the ice from a nearby bike path and notified authorities just before 8:00 this morning.
It is unknown how long the man was on the river at this time.
Winnebago County Coroner was called to the scene as officials are working to identify the man.
The cause of death is under investigation by Rockford Police and the coroner's office.
We'll update this story with new information when we have it.