Father and 6-year-old son found dead in Logan Square apartment after well-being check: 'it broke my heart'

The decomposing bodies of a father and son were found Tuesday night in a Logan Square apartment.

A well-being check was called for around 10 p.m. at a residential apartment in the 3500 block of West Lyndale Street where officers found the bodies of a man and a boy in a bedroom, according to CPD.

The bodies appeared to have been there for a long time and were in an "advanced state of decomposition," police said. 

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victims as 40-year-old Josean D. Cano and 6-year-old Samuel Cano. Their residences were both listed as the same block in which their bodies were found.

Rafael Lopez, a neighbor and friend to the father and son, told FOX 32 that the child was disabled and the 40-year-old man was his single parent.

Lopez said the last time he had seen the father and son was about two weeks ago.

"I talked to him a lot, try to help him. He was having a hard time with that kid," said Lopez. "It broke my heart when my wife called me and told me."

The family declined to make a formal statement, but told FOX 32 that "at this moment, we are in shock and trying to deal with this sad moment in our lives."

Area Five detectives have launched a death investigation. Autopsy results are pending.