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.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Warming Trend Continues, Rain Chances Persist
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.READ MORE: 3 Men Injured In River North Parking Garage Shooting, One Identified In Video As Rapper Lil Reese; Officer's Gun Also Accidentally Discharged
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.MORE NEWS: At Least 31 People Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence In Chicago, 5 Killed
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