(STMW) — An 18-year-old man was taken in to custody after police found a decapitated man early Christmas morning in the Northwest Side Hermosa neighborhood.

Officers responding to a homicide call found the decapitated 41-year-old man about 2:05 a.m. inside a basement apartment in the 2500 block of North Kildare Avenue, police said.

Police said they also found a knife on the scene.

An 18-year-old man standing outside the building was taken in to custody, but his relationship with the dead male was not immediately known, police said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the death, but it was withholding the man’s identity, pending notification of his family.

Charges are expected against the 18-year-old, police said.

 (Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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