Chicago breaking news: Dead body found in freezer in 5500 block of West Melrose Street in Belmont Cragin area, authorities say


Tuesday, January 31, 2023 3:00AM

Body of 96-year-old woman found in freezer on NW Side: authorities

CHICAGO (WLS) — The body of a 96-year-old woman was found in a freezer on Chicago’s Northwest Side on Monday afternoon, authorities said.

Her body was discovered in the Cragin neighborhood’s 5500 block of West Melrose Street at about 4:33 p.m., authorities said. She was found unresponsive and pronounced dead on the scene.

ABC7 cameras were rolling when investigators were seen pulling what appeared to a freezer from the home. So far, they have not said if any foul play was involved.

Police said they are conducting a death investigation and did not immediately provide further information about the situation.

This is a developing story. Check back with ABC7 for updates.

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