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Body found after stolen Rockford funeral home van located in Chicago

Rockford Police tweeted Monday evening that the body previously missing from a stolen funeral home van has been found.


Update - 6:05 p.m.

Rockford police have announced the discovery of the body previously missing from the stolen funeral home van.

The police department's Twitter account released an update at 6:05 p.m. making the announcement.

Police said that the man's body had been found in the 8200 block of S. Manistee in Chicago.

The hunt for the suspect continues, and police are asking the public to review pictures o the suspect and reach out if anyone has information on the incident.

Original story 

Rockford police say the search is still ongoing after the body of a deceased adult was not located inside a stolen funeral home van found in Chicago. 

On the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 21, a van was stolen from outside Collins & Stone Funeral Home at 128 S 5th Street in Rockford. Officers say there was a body of a deceased adult inside the cargo area when the van was taken. The suspects reportedly fled Rockford for the Chicago area immediately. 

Then shortly before 8 p.m. on Sunday, the van was found in Chicago, roughly 90 miles away, according to a tweet from Rockford law enforcement. 

However, the body was not found inside the vehicle. 

Rockford officers are continuing the search with other law enforcement agencies. 

Further details were not immediately available. This is a continuing story and will be updated pending more information.

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