Neighbor Questioned in Beating Death

Victim's home was burglarized before he was found beaten to death

By Al Romero
|  Thursday, Sep 15, 2011  |  Updated 10:28 AM CDT
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Michael Justo's wife eturned home just after midnight to find the house ransacked from an apparent burglary and her husband dead in the basement.

Michael Justo's wife eturned home just after midnight to find the house ransacked from an apparent burglary and her husband dead in the basement.

Charges could be filed Thursday against a suspect in the beating death of a Northwest Side man whose home apparently was burglarized before he was killed.

The body of Michael Justo, 56, was found late Tuesday at his home in the 5300 block of North Northwest Highway. 

He apparently died from blunt force trauma to the head, according to the Medical Examiner's Office.

Detectives interviewed a man from Justo's neighborhood, whom Justo believed was responsible for the burglary, reported the Sun-Times.

Police first went to Justo's home early Tuesday afternoon to take a burglary report, but they were called back later when Justo's body was discovered, the paper reported. 

His car also was missing and was later found in a parking lot about three blocks away.

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