Update: Man murdered in Pecatonica

PECATONICA (WREX) — The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office has launched a murder investigation in Pecatonica.

Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz says a man in his 50s has died. His name is not being released until his next of kin can be notified.

Authorities were called around 9:30 p.m. Thursday to the 300 block of E. 7th Street and have been on scene ever since.

Details are limited at this time.

The area is near Blassingham Park and is completely blocked to traffic. Drivers should avoid the area between E. 7th Street and Jackson and E. 7th Street and Taylor.

13 WREX will continue to follow this story and bring you updates as they become available.

Audrey Moon

Audrey Moon

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