Autopsy: Man Found In Englewood Trash Can Was Beaten To Death

CHICAGO (STMW) — A man who was beaten to death and found in a garbage can Monday morning in the South Side Englewood neighborhood has been identified.

Ernest Pritchett III, 51, was dead a the scene in the 700 block of West 61st Street, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. His home address was not yet known Tuesday evening, a medical examiner’s office spokesman said.

Streets & Sanitation workers discovered the body while collecting trash about 10 a.m. Monday in an alley, police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan said.

A Tuesday autopsy showed he died of multiple blunt force injuries from a beating, according to the medical examiner’s office, which ruled the death a homicide.

The body was found only a block away from one of the Chicago Public Schools’ Safe Passage Routes, about four blocks from Nicholson Technology Academy at 6006 S. Peoria St.

Area South detectives are investigating.
(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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