A man’s body was discovered inside a container in a warehouse in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago on Friday night, and police were trying to determine how he got there.
Jermont Terry of CBS 2 said the warehouse is in an industrial park near Kilbourn Avenue and Ohio Street. Trains often stop at the West Side industrial park, and the body-filled crate was found on a train car.
The warehouse manager called 911 at 11:07 a.m. when workers found the body in a crate used for railroad steel.
Police radio messages told about the horrible thing they found.
“She said it’s supposed to be in a box that came in from Mexico,” an officer told dispatch.
“All responding units just be careful – be careful around the potential crime scene so we can figure out what’s going on,” the dispatcher responded.
By the time the Chicago Police got to the West Side warehouse, not even the officers knew what they were dealing with.
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“We requested (the Fire Department) to the location. They’re trying to ask us if the body is in pieces or intact?” the dispatcher said.
“Let me take a look real quick. It’s inside of a train car, so I’m trying to climb up right now,” the officer is heard telling the dispatcher. “I cannot tell if the deceased remains are completely intact, because it appears to be possibly intact. I can see a torso and a head, but it looks like the remains are jammed between some type of metal copper wires.”
The body was found to be that of a man between 35 and 40, but there are still so many questions.
It is not clear where the man died, how he died, or how his body ended up in a steel box on a crate on a train that ended up in an industrial warehouse on the West Side of Chicago.
The investigation will take time to figure out, and the man will need to be identified first.
Detectives from Area Four are investigating.