Chicago firefighters responding to a blaze in Rogers Park found a man and woman stabbed to death inside the building, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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A man and woman were found stabbed to death after a small fire in a West Rogers Park apartment, authorities say.
The couple was discovered in the bedroom of the third-floor apartment in the 6400 block of North Sacramento Avenue around 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti.
They were lying side-by-side on a bed, wrapped in blankets. Both had suffered stab wounds, police said. Officers removed a gas container and other canisters with flammable liquids from the apartment, according to a law enforcement source.
Investigators suspect both victims were slain and the fire set to conceal the deaths, the source said. The Fire Department said the small blaze was extinguished within a few minutes.
The victims were identified as Gary Brown, 64, and Chun Xiao Lee, 48, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Autopsies were scheduled for later today.
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