DOLTON, Ill. – Police are investigating after the body of a woman was found behind a garage in the south suburb.
A man discovered the body around 10:30 a.m. Friday behind a garage near 146th Street and Woodlawn Avenue in Dolton.
Family tells WGN News she was a postal worker who lives in the south suburbs and works in Chicago.
They say she didn't show up to work for her shift this morning. A relative says they spoke with her on the phone around 8 a.m.
Detectives are trying to determine if the victim was beaten or shot in the back of the head.
Neighbors said they didn't hear a struggle or shots fired, so believe the woman could have been killed somewhere else and dumped at the location.
Community activist Andrew Holmes said the woman found is between 18-25 years old. Police have not released an official ID.