UPDATED 08/22/11 1:25 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — A body was found in a garbage can Monday morning on the city’s Near West Side.

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The body was found in the alley behind 1445 W. Flournoy St., in the neighborhood between the campuses of the University of Illinois at Chicago and Rush University Medical Center.

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The body is that of a male of an unknown age, and was found by a scavenger, police said.

The block behind which the body was found is composed mostly of upscale brick and graystone residential buildings.

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Police said the case is under investigation, and had no further information as of 1:20 p.m.