CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are investigating a double murder in the far north side West Ridge neighborhood, and a fire apparently set to cover it.
Smoke coming from a third floor apartment prompted neighbors to summon firefighters to the courtyard apartment building at 6438 N. Sacramento Av., shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday.READ MORE: New ILogin Verification System Is Locking Out Illinoisans Trying To File Unemployment Claims
Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said the fire was put out in a matter of moments. When firefighters found the bodies of the victims, a man and a woman, they immediately summoned police, who took over the crime scene.READ MORE: Dolton Police Involved In Incident Where Shots Were Fired On Bishop Ford Freeway
Authorities said it appeared that both had been stabbed to death, and that the killer then set the fire using an accelerant.
Area North police detectives are investigating.MORE NEWS: CDC Issues Warning About Salmonella Outbreak Involving Onions Imported From Mexico; 37 Cases In Illinois
LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts reports