Beloit Police: Nothing criminally suspicious after body found in Rock River

Police recover a body Dec. 30 near the Portland Avenue bridge over the Rock River in Beloit. (Courtesy: WIFR)
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BELOIT, Wis. (WMTV)-- There was nothing criminally suspicious found after a body was spotted in the Rock River in Beloit Monday morning, says the Beloit Police Department.

Police spokeswoman Sarah Millard said a walker discovered the body at 7:55 a.m. near the Portland Avenue bridge. She said the preliminary investigation "does not indicate anything criminally suspicious."

The identification, family notification, and cause of death is pending. The Rock County Medical Examiner's Office is conducting the autopsy.