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CHICAGO HEIGHTS (STMW) — A man was beaten to death just blocks from his home in south suburban Chicago Heights Tuesday morning, authorities said.

About 5:45 a.m., Salvador Rodriguez, 29, was found lying on the ground in the 1900 block of Circle Court with “severe head wounds,” according to a statement from Chicago Heights police. Rodriguez, of the 0-100 block of West Main Street, was taken to Franciscan St. James Health – Chicago Heights, but later transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. He was pronounced dead at 2:17 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

No one is in custody as Chicago Heights police and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force investigate.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)