Streets and Sanitation workers made a gruesome discovery a half-block from a Safe Passage route this morning: The body of a man in a trash can in the Englewood neighborhood.
The workers found the body as they were
collecting garbage around 10 a.m. in the 700 block of West 61st Street.
The body appeared to be a man in his 40s who
suffered multiple trauma to his head. A cause of death is pending an autopsy Tuesday.
The body was discovered about a half-block
from a Safe Passage route for children who attended the shuttered Bontemps
Elementary School last year and have been transferred to Nicholson Technical
Academy at 6006 S. Peoria St. about four blocks away.