Six weeks later, body of missing Iaron Brooks found shot to death near Avalon Park

Iaron Brooks was reported missing by his mother on Jan. 6 after she hadn’t seen or heard from him since Dec. 22. On Tuesday, the search came to an end when his body was discovered near a South Side Park.

The 23-year-old Brooks had been shot to death, an autopsy found.

The body was found on abandoned railroad property near Avalon Park in the 1200 block of East 83rd Street at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A police source said it appeared the body had been there for some time.

An autopsy Wednesday found Brooks suffered multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide.

A missing person alert had been issued Jan. 6, saying Brooks had last been seen Dec. 22 in the 11400 block of South Calumet. He lived in the 7800 block of South Shore Drive.

Area South detectives are investigating.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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