Man Beaten, Sodomized Near Grant Park

Sunday, Mar 27, 2011  |  Updated 8:45 AM CDT
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Man Beaten, Sodomized Near Grant Park

Christopher Boril

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A northwest suburban man in his 60’s was found walking near Grant Park early Saturday bloody and beaten, after he’d been sodomized with a tree branch in a brutal attack that’s still under investigation.

Shortly after midnight Saturday, someone saw the half-naked man walking with a bloody face in the 800 block of South Michigan and called authorities, according to Central District Police Lt. Richard Guerrero.

The victim had severe trauma to his face when paramedics got to the scene. He was not wearing shoes or pants, and had only one sock on. He was earlier believed to be homeless, but as detectives investigated, police News Affairs Officer Michael Fitzpatrick said, they found out that he is from the northwest suburbs.

The victim had apparently been beaten and sodomized with a tree branch, and doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital had to remove part of the branch from the victim’s body. While his condition was not known, his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening, police said.

Belmont Area detectives are investigating the incident as an aggravated battery, Fitzpatrick said.

No one was in custody Sunday morning, but police hope surveillance video will lead them to the attackers.

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