A man whose burned body was found Sunday night in a Far South Side forest preserve was shot to death, and the case has been ruled a homicide, authorities said Friday.
Someone reported smoke in the the Beaubien Woods Forest Preserve in the 13200 block of South Doty Avenue about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Cook County officials. When the flames were extinguished, the burned body was discovered.
The victim, a man whose body was badly burned, was identified Friday as 25-year-old Deamar C. Bingham, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His home address was not known.
An autopsy showed Bingham died of a gunshot wound to the torso, and ruled his death a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.
The Cook County sheriff’s office is investigating.