Erin Ziemendorf found dead in a trunk at Near West Side bus station

Police in Wisconsin are questioning the boyfriend of Erin Ziemendorf after she was found dead in the trunk of a vehicle Sunday night by the Near West Side Chicago Greyhound Station.

Ziemendorf, 30, was found in the trunk in the 500 block of South Jefferson Street about 6:25 p.m. Sunday, authorities said. A Monday autopsy found Ziemendorf died of blunt neck trauma from an assault and the death was ruled a homicide, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Erin Ziemendorf/Photo from Ziemendorf family

Kenosha police took a 40-year-old Kenosha man into custody in connection with her death, Kenosha police said. Investigators believe the two were dating.

Ziemendorf, of the 800 block of West 91st Street in West Allis, Wis., was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:25 p.m. Sunday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

— Sun-Times Media Wire

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