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CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (STMW) – A 20-year-old man who was shot multiple times in the head and found in a snowbank in south suburban Chicago Heights died Friday.

Jerel Bell, 20, was dead at the scene according to a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

A motorist called police at 5:48 a.m. Friday and reported a body face-up in a snow bank in the 1700 block of Wentworth Avenue, according to a Chicago Heights police sergeant.

When police arrived on scene, they found Bell with multiple gunshot wounds to his head and blood coming from his left ear, according to the sergeant. Several shell casings were found in close proximity to Bell’s body.

No one was in custody early Saturday, the sergeant said.

The South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force and Chicago Heights police are investigating.

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