Unidentified woman found dead in garbage on South Side was stabbed to death, medical examiner says

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The woman whose body was found in a trash can on the South Side on Christmas Eve was stabbed to death, the Cook County Medical Examiner said.

Police said they received a call about a female of unknown age discovered unresponsive in the 10800-block of South Prospect Avenue Monday afternoon.

An autopsy performed by the Cook County Medical Examiner found she died of "multiple sharp force injuries" and was ruled a homicide.

The woman has not yet been identified.

Area South detectives were conducting a death investigation.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.
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