Man Charged in Park Ridge Death

An apparent argument ensued over allegedly owed drug money, police said

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    A Chicago man was charged Wednesday with the murder of a man found last week near a Park Ridge Metra station.

    Yuron Robinson, 34, of 7651 South Dante is accused of allegedly strangling Henry Nowak, 39, after an argument over a drug transaction, Park Ridge Police said. Robinson was charged with first-degree murder.

    Chicago Police apprehended Robinson Sunday as he attempted to board a bus to Iowa, Commander Lou Jogmen said in a news release.

    Police said Nowak left his apartment last Wednesday to meet Robinson in Edison Park. An apparent argument ensued over allegedly owed drug money and escalated to Nowak being strangled, police said.

    Nowak's hands were bound and his body found at about 2:18 a.m. Thursday on the ground in the 200 block of South Summit Avenue near Metra tracks, police said.

    The Medical Examiner's office determined the cause of death to be strangulation.

    Jogmen said the incident was an isolated one and should not affect public safety.

    "I have heard concerns about public safety in our community," Jogmen said. "The public needs to be aware this was an isolated incident, and the investigative team was able to bring closure to this incident swiftly and professionally."