CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was found dead in a garbage can in South Shore Saturday morning.
At 8:54 a.m., the man in his 40s was found dead face down in the garbage can by Department of Streets and Sanitation workers in the alley behind 7200 block of South Jeffery Boulevard, police said.READ MORE: Organizer Planning To Go Ahead With Concert In Valparaiso, Indiana This Summer, With Some COVID Precautions
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
As CBS 2’s Marissa Parra reported, police tape was still up at the scene eight hours later.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 2 Injured In I-57 Expressway Shooting Near 119th Street
The scene is surrounded by apartment buildings, and Jeffery Boulevard is a major street that carries lots of traffic. There is also a busy strip mall nearby.
Many people talked with Parra near the scene. None said they knew anything about the man’s death, but they all said it came as a shock.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Temperatures Climbing; Sunny Skies Ahead
Detectives were conducting a death investigation late Saturday. They were still canvassing the scene as of 5 p.m., and want to hear from anyone with information.