2 people found dead in Bellwood apartment after officers respond to 'odor investigation'

A man and woman were found dead inside a Bellwood apartment after officers responded to an odor investigation Tuesday afternoon.

Bellwood officers and fire officials responded to the apartment on Warren Avenue at about 1:31 p.m.

Upon arrival, fire officials were able to enter the apartment and found two individuals deceased.


One person was identified as a 63-year-old man, and the other was a 52-year-old woman, according to the Bellwood Police Department.

The man was identified as Charles Banks Jr. and the woman as Angela Banks.

Autopsy results released Wednesday revealed they both died of head injuries from an assault, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. 

Their deaths were ruled homicides.

Their names haven’t been released.

Police say there is no public safety concern at this time.

The investigation is ongoing. 

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.