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Two questioned after two teens found shot to death on Far South Side

Chicago Police on the scene Sunday night in the 13100 block of South Rhodes Avenue, where two teens were found shot to death. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Detectives on Monday were questioning two people in the shooting deaths of two teenage boys whose bodies were found in a Far South Side field over the weekend.

The mother of the one of the boys received an anonymous text message on Sunday that led police to a wooded area near 131st and Rhodes where their bodies were located late Sunday night, CPD Deputy Supt. Anthony Riccio said Monday at news conference held at police headquarters to discuss weekend violence.

Darnelle “Bibby” Flowers | Chicago police
Darnelle “Bibby” Flowers | Chicago police

The bodies of Darnelle Flowers, 17, and a still unidentified 16-year-old were found shortly before midnight near 131st Street and South Rhodes Avenue, Chicago police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said. Flowers lived in the Roseland neighborhood.

They were pronounced dead at the scene, which is about a block from Golden Gate Park, according to authorities. It was not immediately known when they were shot.

Both boys had been reported missing by their mothers within the previous 48 hours, Riccio said.

One of the boys was known to police, while the other had no criminal history, he said.

Some possessions were missing from the boys, suggesting to police one possible motive could have been robbery.

Video by Tyler LaRiviere
Detectives investigate a person shot Sunday night in the 13100 block of South Rhodes. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times
Detectives investigate a person shot Sunday night in the 13100 block of South Rhodes. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times
Chicago Police investigate a person shot Sunday night in the 13100 block of South Rhodes. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times
Chicago Police investigate a person shot Sunday night in the 13100 block of South Rhodes. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times