Updates: Man found in refrigerator was murdered; Diversey/Clybourn shooting victim dies

Updating two recent stories that you may have read about on CWBChicago:

• A 27-year-old man who was shot in the head while driving near Clybourn and Diversey on Saturday has died, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The man, identified by authorities as Jovante King, was shot as he sat in traffic on the 2900 block of North Leavitt around 1 a.m., according to police. He was pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, medical examiner records show. 

No arrests have been made. Area Three detectives are investigating.

• Marcus Merge, the 58-year-old Edgewater man who was found dead inside his apartment refrigerator Thursday afternoon, died from strangulation, according to autopsy results.

Police and fire department personnel who responded to a well-being check at Merge’s apartment on the 5700 block of North Sheridan found his body wrapped in a bedsheet inside the refrigerator.

Paramedics told police that they saw “signs of trauma” on Merge’s body. A source last week told CWBChicago that some of the injuries appeared to be bite marks.

Area Three detectives are also investigating this case.

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