Man from Country Club Hills beaten to death, body dumped in Chicago

A 23-year-old man found with head and neck trauma Thursday in Burnside on the South Side had been taken from south suburban Country Club Hills and beaten to death, according to a Chicago police source.

Officers found a the man unresponsive on the sidewalk under a viaduct about 4:07 p.m. in the 9200 block of West St. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago police said.

He had blunt force trauma to his face and marks on his neck, a police spokeswoman said.

He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and pronounced dead at 4:59 p.m., police said.

On Friday, the man’s death was ruled a homicide by the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy found he died of multiple injuries from an assault.

Detectives received an allegation from a second individual who claimed he was kidnapped, police said. At this time it is uncertain whether both cases are connected.

Police are conducting a homicide investigation.