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Man stabbed to death in River North

A man who was stabbed to death early Sunday in the River North neighborhood on the Near North Side has been identified.

The 29-year-old was discovered on a sidewalk with multiple stab wounds to his back in the 800 block of North Orleans about 2:20 a.m., police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

He has been identified as Willis Jefferson, of the 7200 block of South Vincennes, authorities said.

He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, Greer said.