The death of a cabdriver whose body was found in his car Sunday morning in south suburban Blue Island after he had been robbed earlier in the morning in Chicago has been ruled a homicide.
Chicago Police called officers in the suburb to check on the cab driver after they hadn’t heard from him since he was robbed earlier in the morning, according to Blue Island police.
Officers found the car stopped at Davis and Irving, police said.
The driver, 54-year-old Ismail M. Abdulle, was dead, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Abdulle lived in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side.
An autopsy Monday found he died of multiple injuries in an assault, and his death was ruled a homicide.
Blue Island police and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force were conducting an investigation. Anyone with information was asked to call police at (708) 396-7020.