Bodies of man, boy found in Logan Square apartment, Chicago police say

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Man, boy found decomposing in Logan Square apartment ID'd
A man and six-year-old boy who were found decomposing in a Chicago apartment have been identified.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The bodies of a man and a boy were found in an apartment in Logan Square Tuesday night, Chicago police said.

Police said they responded at about 10:16 p.m. to the 3500-block of West Lyndale Street for a well-being check.

Officers then found the bodies of a 40-year-old man and a six-year-old boy and police said it appeared the bodies were in a advanced state of decomposition.

They have been identified to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office as 40-year-old Josean Cano and six-year-old Samuel Cano.

A neighbor who lives in the apartment below said they have not seen the family in weeks.

Area Five detectives are investigating the incident as a death investigation.

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Further details were not immediately available.