Man Whose Body Was Dismembered Had Been Fatally Shot: Autopsy

June 04, 2018 - 3:51 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A dismembered body found last week in a Southwest Side Marquette Park dumpster had been fatally shot in the head, an autopsy has ruled.

Officers found various body parts about 12:30 p.m. Thursday after a neighbor had called 9-1-1 about a foul odor in the 6800 block of South Artesian, according to Chicago Police. The body was that of a male, whose age and identification haven’t been determined.

An autopsy Friday found he died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. The death was ruled a homicide.

Police say Area Central detectives are investigating.

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