An autopsy today determined a 55-year-old South Loop man died Monday in part from injuries he suffered during an assault.
identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as Joseph Sallas, was
found unresponsive in his home in the 1900 block of South State Street at 5:45
Sallas’ girlfriend who lives with him told police that he was injured during
a physical altercation early that day in the 1300 block of South Wabash Avenue
but declined to seek medical attention.
An autopsy Tuesday found Sallas died of hemoabdomen and a laceration of the
liver from an assault, according to the medical examiner's office. His death was