Body Parts Found In Bags Near Lincoln Park Zoo

A Chicago police diver at the scene of today’s discovery in the 2200 block of North Cannon Drive. | ABC7

A death investigation has been launched after human remains were found inside two duffel bags submerged in the Lincoln Park lagoon.

Approximate location of the recovery area.

Police said a fisherman called 911 after discovering a bag containing a torso and limbs around 11 a.m. in the 2200 block of North Cannon Drive. Cannon also serves as the Lincoln Park Zoo’s parking lot.

Divers from the police department recovered the second bag of remains later today that contained additional body parts that appeared to be from the same person, police said.

Detectives this afternoon pulled license plate records from the zoo’s parking access system, a source said.

A spokesman reported that missing person cases were being reviewed for leads. Meanwhile, the Cook County Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of the victim’s death.

At sunset, a fire department light truck was in place as police continued to work on the west side of the lagoon, south of Fullerton Avenue.

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