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Death Investigation Opens After Man, 52, Found in Burned Apartment: Police

A fire broke out inside the basement, officials said

Police are investigating the death of a 52-year-old man found in an apartment that had a fire Saturday night in the Southwest Side Garfield Ridge neighborhood.

His body was uncovered at 10:07 p.m. on the second floor of the building in the 5200 block of South Linder Avenue after a fire broke out inside the basement, according to Chicago police and the Chicago Fire Department. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The fire did not spread to the second floor, police said, adding that it has not been decided whether foul play is suspected.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not confirmed the death.

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