2 charged with murdering 76-year-old landlord on South Side

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Two men were charged with strangling to death a 76-year-old man during a robbery and leaving the body to rot in a sewer in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

Elijah Green, 25, and Tony Green, 22, were arrested over the weekend and each charged with first degree murder, according to Chicago police.

Police said the victim was a missing Rolling Meadows man, 76-year-old Vasudeva Kethireddy, who went missing Aug. 4 when he was collecting rent and doing odd jobs at his properties in Englewood.

His decomposed body was found in a sewer Friday morning, two months after he had gone missing, in the 6200 block of South May Street, according to police.

Police initially said Kethireddy had been shot before being dumped in the sewer.

Flyer for Vasudeva Kethireddy, a 76-year-old man who went missing after he left his Rolling Meadows home to collect rent at his Englewood properties. | Provided

Flyer for Vasudeva Kethireddy, a 76-year-old man who went missing after he left his Rolling Meadows home to collect rent at his Englewood properties. | Provided

“Further investigation led to both men being placed into custody after it was determined one or both men choked the victim causing his death,” police said in a statement.

Elijah and Tony Green, who live in Englewood, were both due for a bail hearing Monday morning, police said.

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