Badly burned man found in forest preserve was shot to death

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A man whose burned body was found Sunday night in a Far South Side forest preserve was 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, a man whose body was badly burned, was identified Friday as 25-year-old Deamar C. 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.

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