Published On: Fri, Oct 5th, 2012

Samuel Charles Wallace, Illinois man, identified as dead body in portable toilet

 Authorites are reporting that the dead man found in a portable toilet Thursday afternoon has been identified by his fingerprints.

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Samuel Charles Wallace of Charleston, described as a homeless man, was found in a downtown Port-O-Let by a waste management employee.

Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia said the man had been deceased for more than 24 hours.

“It does appear to be a natural death,” she said.

“We took his picture over to the Rockford Rescue Mission, and they did not know who he was. We have a few more places we are going to try.”

It is not known why the 61-year-old Wallace was in Rockford or how long he had been in Rockford.

An autopsy is planned today.

If you have any information, call Rockford Police at 815-987-5824.

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