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Homicide probe under way at restaurant

October 16, 2008 3:13:42 PM PDT
Police say the body found in the basement of a popular North side restaurant on Wednesday had been tied up and beaten to death. Forty-seven-year-old Randall Hilderbrand was discovered in the basement of Lucca's Restaurant, 2834 N. Southport, Wednesday afternoon.

An exterminator and maintenance worker found Hilderbrand's body and called police.

Hilderbrand was a co-owner of the business.

Investigators have not yet determined if anything was stolen from the restaurant.

Chicago Police say Hilderbrand may have been attacked by someone he knew.


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