Garbage Man Finds Body of Woman Stuffed in Trash Can

A woman was found dead in a garbage container in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side Friday afternoon, authorities said.

A city worker who was dumping garbage discovered the body in an alley in the 7300 block of South Kenwood Avenue and called 911 immediately about 12:45 p.m., police said.

The woman, who apparently suffered head trauma, was pronounced dead on the scene at 12:55 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Her identity was not known yet and an autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.

Police said they did not know how long she had been there.

Area Central Detectives are conducting a death investigation.

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