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Autopsies: 2 men found dead in car trunk beaten to death

Published: Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 9:35 a.m. CDT

(MCT) — Two men whose bodies were found in the trunk of a parked vehicle Friday on the Southwest Side died from blunt head trauma in assaults, the Cook County medical examiner's office found following autopsies today.

The deaths of the two men, who remained unidentified this afternoon, were ruled homicides by the medical  examiner’s office. Police were called to the 2400 block of West 45th Street in the Brighton Park neighborhood about 10:10 a.m. when a woman found her boyfriend's car parked there, according to police.

The woman had reported her boyfriend missing within the last several days and called police when she found his 2000 Honda Accord parked, with what appeared to be blood on the hood, according to the report.

The officers who responded to the woman's call found the bodies in the trunk of the car after they smelled a foul odor and opened the trunk, according to police.

No one was in custody in the slayings this afternoon, and no other details were being released while the homicide investigation continued, according to Chicago Police Department News Affairs.

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