Freeport Police: Man finds brother dead in the Pecatonica River

FREEPORT (WREX) — Freeport Police are investigating after a man finds his brother dead in the Pecatonica River.

Police say they were called to Tutty’s Crossing, a park along the Pecatonica River, on Wednesday around 5:30 p.m.

Police say the body of David Rose, 62, was found by his brother.

Lt. Andrew Schroeder says Rose’s brother knew he was fishing in the area and hadn’t heard from him in a while. Rose’s brother went to check in on him and found his body.

The Stephenson’s County Coroner’s Office told police the preliminary cause of death is drowning.

The death does not appear suspicious.

Andrew Carrigan

Andrew Carrigan

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