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Man’s body parts found wrapped in plastic and blanket in Hegewisch garage

A man’s body parts were found wrapped in plastic and a blanket Sunday afternoon in a garage in the Hegewisch neighborhood on the Far South Side.

The man was found dead about 3:20 p.m. in the 13300 block of South Avenue M, according to police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

The woman who called police reported a strange smell coming from the garbage in the garage, according to a police source. She looked inside the garbage bag and found the man’s remains wrapped in plastic and a blanket inside.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the fatality, but did not release additional details Sunday night. Area South detectives are conducting a death investigation.