36-year-old Wood Dale man is Elgin’s first homicide victim of year

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Police are conducting a homicide investigation after a northwest suburban man was found dead in the parking lot of an Elgin industrial company early Saturday, the first homicide in the city this year.

Emergency crews were called at 1:54 a.m. to the 1100 block of Jansen Farm Drive, where a 36-year-old man was found bleeding, according to Elgin police.

He was taken to Sherman Hospital in Elgin, where he died about 2:56 a.m., according to the Kane County coroner’s office. He was identified as Bayron Cruz of Wood Dale.

An autopsy performed on Monday showed the preliminary cause of death to be multiple stab wounds, according to the coroner’s office. Toxicology results were pending.

This case is being investigated as a homicide, the first in the city of Elgin in 2017, police said. The investigation suggested that the victim was specifically targeted and there is no danger to the public.

Anyone with information should call police at (847) 289-2700. Tips can be left anonymously at (847) 695-4195, or by texting 847-411 with “ELGINPD” at the beginning of the message.

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