An 18-year-old man was taken in to custody after police found a decapitated man early Christmas morning in the Northwest Side Hermosa neighborhood.
Officers responding to a homicide call found the decapitated 41-year-old man about 2:05 a.m. inside a basement apartment in the 2500 block of North Kildare Avenue, police said.
Police said they also found a knife on the scene.
An 18-year-old man standing outside the building was taken in to custody, but his relationship with the dead male was not immediately known, police said.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the death, but were withholding the man’s identity as of 1 p.m. pending notification of his family.
Charges were pending against the 18-year-old, police said.