Cops find woman dead in refrigerator while executing search warrant in West Rogers Park: sources

Chicago police officers found a woman’s body stuffed in a refrigerator inside a West Rogers Park apartment while executing a search warrant on Saturday afternoon, according to sources familiar with the investigation.

CPD released a brief media statement on Saturday evening: “a female Jane Doe was discovered deceased inside a residence. There are no offenders in custody at this time. Detectives are investigating this incident as a death investigation.”

On Sunday afternoon, the Cook County medical examiner’s office ruled her death a homicide from multiple injuries suffered during an assault.

But CWBChicago has learned that detectives secured the search warrant hoping to find evidence related to other crimes, including a murder that the man has already been charged with. One source said the man told investigators they would find a body in the refrigerator. We are not identifying the man by name because he has not been charged with the woman’s death. He is currently held without bail in Cook County jail on an unrelated murder charge.

Violent crime detectives went to the apartment in the 6100 block of North Campbell shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday and made the discovery.

Officials have not publicly identified the deceased woman. She is believed to be an acquaintance of the man, possibly his girlfriend.

CWBChicago will continue to follow this developing story.

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