Man charged after woman found burning in garage

November 5, 2011 2:06:10 PM PDT
A judge denied bond for a man accused in the death of a woman who was found burning in an Andersonville neighborhood garage.

According to Chicago police, Pedro Cruz, 25, is charged with first-degree murder.

Firefighters were called to a garage fire in the 5000-block of North Clark Street Thursday and found 54-year-old Maria Santiago.

An autopsy shows she died of strangulation and blunt trauma from an assault.