Woman found dead in Back of the Yards alley beaten to death

The death of a woman found dead in a South Side alley nearly two weeks ago has been ruled a homicide.

Kimberly Schnackenberg, 42, was found about 1:30 a.m. April 22 in an alley in the 2000 block of West 51st Street, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Schnackenberg, who lived on the same block where she was found, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:48 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy found she died of multiple blunt force injuries to the head, and her death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Chicago Police said no one was in custody as of Thursday afternoon and the investigation is ongoing.