Man whose burned body was found in forest preserve identified as Deamar Bingham, who had been shot

A man whose burned body was found Sunday night in a Far South Side forest preserve has been identified as 25-year-old Deamar C. Bingham.

An autopsy showed that Bingham had been shot to death, and the case has been ruled a homicide, authorities said Friday.

Someone reported smoke in the the Beaubien Woods Forest Preserve in the 13200 block of South Doty Avenue about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Cook County officials. When the flames were extinguished, the burned body was discovered.

The victim, whose body was badly burned, was identified Friday as Bingham, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His home address was not known.

An autopsy showed Bingham died of a gunshot wound to the torso, and ruled his death a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The Cook County sheriff’s office is investigating.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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