Wednesday, August 29, 2012
What's a few more murders when the August murder totals are already skyhigh! Couple found murdered after apartment fire
A man and woman were found dead, stabbed to death in a small West Rogers Park apartment after a small fire was extinguished there Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
A male and a female were found dead in the 6400 block of North Sacramento Avenue after police were called to the scene at 4:18 p.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti.
Police, citing preliminary information, said firefighters found the man and woman in the third-floor apartment after the fire, and the two appeared to have been stabbed to death. Both victims were also wrapped in blankets, according to a police source.
The Fire Department was called to a courtyard apartment building for a small fire about 4 p.m. and the fire was extinguished within a few minutes, said Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.
Two people were found dead in the apartment, and fire officials turned over the scene to police as a crime scene, Langford said.
The Cook County medical examiner's office had been notified of the deaths, but did not immediately release the victims' identities.
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