Chicago police have released images of two men who are wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of a 41-year-old man in the Loop on Tuesday evening. Police now confirm that the victim was stabbed to death in a robbery attempt.
CPD said these two men were walking west on West Van Buren when they confronted Michael Byrnes near LaSalle Street and tried to take his property around 10:50 p.m. They kicked, punched, and stabbed him repeatedly, police said.
Byrnes collapsed in front of a restaurant on the 400 block of South Financial and later died.
Police said the men are between 5’10” and 6-feet tall and weigh 175 to 190 pounds.
Anyone with information about the men can contact Area Three detectives at 312-744-8261. Refer to case #JF-386051.