Men arrested in burned body murder

July 17, 2009 (CHICAGO0 Police are accusing Mariusz Nowak, Christopher Gerken and Luis Lira of beating the teen to death and then putting his body in a dumpster and setting it on fire.

They have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Eric Navarro. Police say the suspects killed Navarro in Northlake and then dumped his body in Chicago in an alley behind the 4200-block of West Washington.

The suspects reportedly have gang ties, but they have not revealed a motive.

Officers from Chicago and Northlake worked together to make the arrests.

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