UPDATE: The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deceased man as 53-year-old Tracy Russell of Rock Falls.
EARLIER UPDATE: Whiteside County Deputies responded to a residence in rural Rock Falls at approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday after a report of a deceased male subject.
Upon further investigation, officials have declared the death to be a homicide and isolated incident.
There is no danger to the public.
Detectives are continuing to follow up on the situation, and more information will be provided when available.
The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the Sterling and Rock Falls Police Departments, Illinois State Police, Illinois State Police Crime Scene and Whiteside County Coroner Office.
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