Dismembered Body on the Ike Snarls Traffic

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By Kim Vatis
|  Monday, Jan 18, 2010  |  Updated 11:59 AM CDT
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WASHINTON - NOVEMBER 24: Heavy traffic congestion is seen on Interstate 395 November 24, 2004 in Washington, DC. The day before Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest travel day in the United States. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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A dismembered body was found this morning lying in the outbound lane of the Eisenhower Expressway.

Three white sheets are covering the body, which some eyewitnesses say is in pieces. Police suspect the person jumped.

One onlooker, Paris Purdes, said the body was decapitated, and one of the sheets is covering the body’s head.

Illinois State Police District Chicago are on the scene and traffic is backed up all the way to California.

Police crews on say they heard  reports that “people were swerving around,” the body, according to Illinois State Police District Chicago trooper Jason Woo.

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