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Man stabbed to death in Back of the Yards

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A man was stabbed to death Friday morning in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

Officers responded about 1 p.m. to a basement in the 4800 block of South Winchester Avenue and found 41-year-old Arel Gomez with stab wounds to his head and neck, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy Saturday found Gomez, who lived in the same block, had died from multiple sharp force injuries and a blunt force injury to the head, according to the medical examiner’s office His death was ruled a homicide.

Area Central detectives were investigating.

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