Body In Fridge: Victim Had Been Strangled

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July 10, 2020 - 7:03 pm
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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A man found Thursday morning inside a refrigerator at his Edgewater Beach apartment was strangled, according to an autopsy.

Paramedics found 58-year-old Marcus Merge unresponsive inside a fridge about 10:30 a.m. in the 5700 block of North Sheridan Road, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Autopsy results released Friday found he died of strangulation and ruled his death a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

Officers initially responded to the building for a well-being check called in by someone from the condo association, police said.

Area Three detectives are conducting a death investigation.

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