Pecatonica man charged, victim identified in overnight 7th Street murder

PECATONICA (WREX) — A Pecatonica man faces first degree murder charges after authorities launch a murder investigation Thursday night.

David Baldwin, 53, is charged with 2 counts of first degree murder for the death of 52-year-old Scott A. Rocen, according to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office. Baldwin allegedly stabbed Rocen several times, according to the sheriff’s office and Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz.

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

Baldwin was arrested and lodged in the Winnebago County Jail on an unrelated warrant out of Wisconsin on the night of the murder.

Breane Lyga

Breane Lyga

Content Manager

More News

13 Weather Authority

Rockford
46°
Freeport
43°
DeKalb
45°
Rochelle
45°
Sterling
45°
Janesville
46°
Monroe
43°
Connect with WREX
Top Stories
Scroll to top
Skip to content