Autopsy show Darrius Ellis died after being forced to ingest bleach in Englewood

Darrius Ellis died early Monday and an autopsy showed he had been forced to an ingest caustic bleach in the South Side West Englewood neighborhood.

The death of the 26-year-old Ellis is being investigated as a homicide.

Police were called about 3 a.m. Monday to the 6500 block of South Bishop, where Ellis was found outside, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 3:26 a.m.

An autopsy Tuesday showed the cause of death was “complications of forcible administration of a caustic substance,” according to the medical examiner’s office, which ruled the death a homicide.

Authorities said the caustic substance that killed Ellis was bleach.

No one was in custody as of Wednesday morning.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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