Man found dead in Northwest Side garbage bin was beaten, strangled

A man found dead in a garbage bin in the Jefferson Park neighborhood Tuesday morning was beaten and strangled.

A janitor at Northwestern Business College found the body in a school garbage bin in the 4800 block of North Lipps Avenue about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to a police report and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The man, believed to be in his 40s, remained unidentified Thursday.

An autopsy determined the man died of multiple injuries from beating and strangulation, and his death was ruled a homicide, according to a medical examiner’s office spokesman.

Nobody has been charged for the murder, but a police source said one person is in custody.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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