Uncle believes dead teen was set up

May 4, 2009 2:01:39 PM PDT
Chicago police are investigating the murder of a Chicago teenager whose body was found on the city's Southwest Side. Alex Arellano, 15, was shot and killed over the weekend. His body was set on fire, according to police.

The teen's uncle said Arellano was taken from his home on Thursday to allegedly meet his girlfriend. That uncle believes Arellano was set up.

Arellano was not in a street gang, police said, but his family said he was harassed by gang members, which led him to leave school last fall.