The female whose body was found inside a plastic container at a forest preserve in west suburban River Forest was stabbed to death, officials said.
After an autopsy today, the Cook County medical examiner's office ruled the death a homicide and listed the cause of death as multiple combined stab and incise wounds. A medical examiner spokesman said that the victim was a female, but no age, name or address was available. The remains had been found at 8100 Chicago Avenue in River Forest Thursday night, a spokesman said.
The slaying appeared to be the result of a domestic dispute between the woman and her boyfriend, a source said.
The medical examiner's office was notified of the remains about 10 p.m. Thursday and Chicago police detectives are handling the investigation.
Karen Vaughan, the director of communications for the Cook forest preserves, said that remains had been found at Thatcher Woods and that forest preserve police were on the scene Thursday night. She did not have a specific time for when the remains were found or a specific location within the forest preserve. She said that Chicago police are handling the investigation.
Chicago police said a body was found, but it's not clear whether the death is a homicide and police Friday morning would not disclose any other information. Area Central detectives are conducting the investigation, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.