Unknown cause of death
6:47 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Body Pulled from Kishwaukee River IDed As Rockford Woman

The identity of a woman whose body was pulled from the Kishwaukee River in Rockford yesterday has been released. 

Kishwaukee Gorge is a forest preserve south of Rockford and visible from the I-39 bridge that spans the Kishwaukee River.
Kishwaukee Gorge is a forest preserve south of Rockford and visible from the I-39 bridge that spans the Kishwaukee River.
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The Winnebago County Coroner’s office says Beverly Janet Gritzmaker was found by a kayaker near  the Kishwaukee Gorge Forest Preserve south of Rockford. The 46-year-old from Rockford was officially pronounced dead at 6:00 Sunday evening.

An autopsy was performed Monday and is inconclusive at this point: results from toxicological tests will be available in two weeks. 

Earlier media reports misspelled Gritzmaker's name because of incorrect information from the coroner's office.