3 bodies found inside parked car in Auburn Gresham

FOX 32 NEWS - Three bodies were found in an illegally parked car Monday morning in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

A neighbor called police Sunday night to report a car blocking an alley in the 8600 block of South Throop. The neighbor called again Monday morning when the car was still there, but covered with snow.

Police arrived on the scene around 7:30 a.m. and found the body of a man in the front seat of the Chevy Monte Carlo, the body of another man in the back seat and a short time later discovered the body of a male teenager in the trunk.

Vogels T. Anderson, Jr., 20, was shot in the head; Ryan Hamilton, 20, was shot in the neck; and Devontae Watson, 18, was shot multiple times, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Anderson and Watson lived in the Southwest Side Ashburn neighborhood, and Hamilton lived in south suburban Blue Island.

Autopsies Tuesday ruled their deaths homicides.

"I looked out the back window and I saw police everywhere,” said neighbor Pamela Evans.

Evan's garage backs up to where the bodies were found.

"This is a real quiet neighborhood. Soemtimes I walk over to Foster Park. I never felt scared or anything,” Evans said.

"My reaction to something that's that close is it's concerning,” said neighbor Eddwina Ward.

The car is registered to a 20-year-old man in south suburban Blue Island. His cousin came to the scene and said the family reported the man missing early Monday morning.

FOX 32: What is the family's concern right now?

"We're just nervous trying to find out what's going on. Hoping that it's not him. Hoping it's a mis-identity,” said cousin Lawshawn Jones.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

More Stories You May Be Interested In - includes Advertiser Stories