The Byron Fire Department and Police Department responded RT 2 and Town Line Rd. in Byron after a body was discovered in the Rock River.
Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn has confirmed that the body is female.
At 12:30, an off duty Byron firefighter was fishing in the
river. He spotted the body and called authorities.
Winnebago County detectives were also on scene, but would not comment. Winnebago County is investigating the disappearance of 30-year-old Katrina Smith, who has not been seen in nearly two weeks.
An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow at 9:00 A.M. in the Ogle County Morgue.