Man found fatally stabbed on Uptown baseball diamond

Chicago police are investigating after a man was found stabbed to death on a baseball diamond in Uptown on Friday morning.

The 64-year-old was found with wounds to his neck and head on the baseball field at 4400 North Marine Drive around 5:30 a.m., according to Chicago police.

Police did not receive any calls about a fight or other incident at the location before the man’s body was discovered, according to CPD dispatch records.

Crime scene tape encircled the entire baseball field as detectives began the investigation shortly after sunrise.

He is the first murder victim in Uptown this year. The neighborhood had six murder victims at this point last year: four from gunshot wounds, one from a physical attack, and another who was thrown from a window. Charges have been filed in four of the six crimes.

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