Body found after Rock Falls home catches on fire

ROCK FALLS, IL -- A fire broke out at a Rock Falls home and killed one person inside it on Saturday afternoon, according to Rock Falls Police.

On Saturday, November 16, 2019 at approximately 12:08 p.m., Rock Falls Police responded to the 500 block of 6th Avenue for a reported house fire. When firefighters entered the house, they found a body inside the residence.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

An autopsy was conducted, but because of the condition the body was in, the cause of death was unable to be determined.  Results from a toxicology test is pending and typically takes two weeks to get back.

Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services and an arson investigator from the Illinois Fire Marshall’s Office are assisting with the investigation. Further information will be released when it becomes available.

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