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Man Found in Dumpster First Strangled, Then Burned

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Chicago police ran into a surprising turn in a case where a man was found burned in a trash can in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, when an autopsy showed the man was strangled. The Chicago Tribune reported a story about the case, along with stories of numerous recent shootings. If you are charged for a crime, contact us today.

Rodolfo Hernandez-Bey, 39, was found burned in a trash can in the Logan Square neighborhood on the night of November 6, according to authorities. After an autopsy found Hernandez-Bey was strangled, the death was ruled a homicide, the Cook County medical examiner's office says.

According to the medical examiner's office, Hernandez-Bey was found dead and burned a in garbage can around 9:20 p.m., and Hernandez-Bey, a Chicago resident himself, had to be identified through fingerprint analysis.

Chicago Police Department's News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said that police have opened an investigation on the death. In the hours following the discovery of the body in the garbage, police stayed in the neighborhood to interview nearby residents, and the alley where the body was discovered was taped off to prevent people from accessing the scene.

Statistically, this was the 447th homicide of the year.

It is no surprise that the charges pressed for a crime like this are very serious, but all criminal charges should be taken seriously. If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges, it is in your best interests to contact a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. Contact our offices to have a dedicated Illinois criminal defense attorney help you.

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