Illinois serial killer? TikTok movies spreading rumors
ROCKFORD, IL (WTVO) – A couple of videos posted on TikTok cast the Rockford in a negative light. The makers claim that Waldstadt has a serial killer in hand. But just like the content of these apps, the message should be received with a grain of salt. Investigators tell us this year is nothing out of the ordinary.
With nearly 2 million views, a TikTok video claims Rockford may have a serial killer at large. There is another thread on the same topic on Reddit. In several comments, the police and the media are asked for answers. We spoke to officials to see what was really going on in the city. To date, remains of at least five people have been discovered in Winnebago County in 2021.
“100%, this is not a serial killer,” said Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz.
The viral video pertains to skeletal remains found near bypasses 20 and 251 in March. According to the Illinois State Police, early reports suggest a possible suicide. Coroner Hintz says the remains were sent to Indiana for further investigation.
“We have a pretty good idea and I don’t want to publish anything yet, it’s not suspicious. We have a pretty good idea, but until I get a little more I don’t want to say anything else, ”said Hintz.
Later in March, another body was discovered in a storage unit in Roscoe. The woman was later challenged as Michelle Arnold-Boesigner from Harvard, but no cause of death was published.
“I don’t think our case is related to any other case, but rightly I don’t know about the other cases,” said Jamie Evans, Roscoe police chief.
“We know the Roscoe Police Department is investigating this. We did an autopsy. It has absolutely nothing to do with the others, ”added Hintz. “I can only speculate, but over a year we could get four missing bodies a year. Did we only find ours at the beginning of the year and the rest of the year will be fine? I think it’s just a coincidence. I don’t think there’s anything to it. “
We asked the Rockford Police Department and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office for comments, but none responded.
Coroner: Remains found at Rockford appear to have been there for some time. Dead body of missing Rockford man Patrick Reum found in Rock River Corpse of missing Byron man Brandon Cuddy found in Rock River, the family says
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