Woman Found Dead by Garbage Collector on Chicago's South Side Identified

A woman who was found dead by a garbage collector on Chicago's South Side Friday afternoon has been identified.

The garbage collector was dumping trash about 12:25 p.m. in the 7300 block of South Kenwood in the Grand Crossing neighborhood when he discovered her body and "called 911 immediately," police said. Detectives responded to conduct a death investigation.

She was identified as 21-year-old Diamond Turner and was pronounced dead at 12:55 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She lived about a block from where her body was found.

An autopsy on Saturday did not immediately rule on her cause and manner of death pending further investigation, the medical examiner’s office said.

It wasn’t known how long Turner’s body was there, according to police, who continue to investigate.

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