CHICAGO (STMW) — Police are asking for help to identify the body of woman or teen girl found strangled and badly burned in a Northwest Side Avondale neighborhood Dumpster Sunday night.

Firefighters found the charred body after putting out a Dumpster blaze in an alley in the 3100 block of North Kimball Avenue about 11:05 p.m.

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An autopsy Monday found the person was strangled, and ruled the death a homicide, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Authorities think she is a teen girl or woman between 17 and 30 years old, police News Affairs said in a release tonight.

Her eye color cannot be determined, but she has an olive complexion and may be either white or Hispanic, the release said.

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She was badly burned over most of her body, but authorities have been able to tell that she has straight, medium-length brown hair, possibly with red highlights, the release said.

She had a hoop earring in her right ear and a piercing in her tongue. She was wearing a blue shirt and a pink bra, police said.

Anyone who can help to identify her is asked to contact detectives at (312) 744-8261.

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