Rockford, Illinois News

Rockford man charged with murder in local woman’s death

ROCKFORD — A Rockford man is jailed on several charges, including first-degree murder, in the death of a local woman.

A 37-year-old Rockford man, Joseph G. Peppers, 37, is currently being held without bond. In addition to murder, he’s charged with aggravated domestic battery, concealment of a homicidal death and violating a bail bond.

Peppers is accused of killing 43-year-old Rachel Dishman, who was reported missing Oct. 25. Her body was found three days later just outside the Rockford city limits. An autopsy showed she died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Dishman is survived by six children. Peppers is due in court Nov. 6.

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