Winnebago County Sheriff's Police

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Information: Murder


Date: 5-4-14

Time: 6:31a.m.

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On Sunday May 4,2014 Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies were sent to 4211 Crandall Ave in reference to a possible person deceased in a vehicle.


Upon arrival deputies found a tan Buick backed partially into the front yard of the vacant home. There was a male in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, deceased.


It appeared as though the victim had been shot.


The Winnebago County Coroner’s office arrived at the scene and took control of the victim. An autopsy will be scheduled.


Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department (815/319-6300) or CrimeStoppers (815/963-7867)


UPDATE; 5-4-2014/ 4:00P.M.


The victim has been identified as 27yr old James S. Tilson (dob 8-17-86) of Rockford.


The investigation is on-going.

























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