Chicago police: Human remains found in freezer, bloody towels found in beach garbage can

A homicide investigation is underway after police found human remains in a freezer in a Chicago residence.

At about 7 p.m. Monday, the owner of a residence in the 5900 block of North Washtenaw was reported missing by a person who rents a room from her.

The individual renting a room told police she hadn't seen the woman in about a day.

"When police arrived, that individual told police that there was another suspect who lived in the residence, that the other tenants were afraid of, and that suspect had recently called a tow truck, and carried a heavy bag out to the tow truck, this tenant as well, who we really want to thank because they did a remarkable job, exchanged numbers with the tow truck driver, and we learned that this individual dumped a large plastic bag in the garbage can at Foster Beach, and detectives were able to go to that garbage can and see that there were some bloody towels in that garbage can," said Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan at a news conference Tuesday.

Detectives then secured that crime scene. 

Based upon that evidence, Deenihan said detectives were able to go into the residence, and they eventually discovered human remains in a freezer.


Police then spoke with the tow truck driver who said that suspect also pulled a knife on him.

The suspect was taken into custody. 

The suspect has not been charged in connection to the homicide, as area detectives continue to conduct the investigation.