The bodies of three men--two of them brothers--were found Wednesday night in a stolen and abandoned Pontiac Grand Prix on the Southwest Side.
The vehicle was discovered about 9:30 p.m. on the 2300 block of West 36th Street in the McKinley Park neighborhood, police told the Chicago Tribune.
The bodies of two men were found packed inside the trunk and a third was in the back seat of the vehicle, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Sources told the Sun-Times that the men had their hands bound with rope and were apparently beaten to death. A Thursday autopsy determined that all three died from blunt force trauma.
The men in the trunk were identified as Crawford Davis, 23, and Tyrece Bailey, 23, both of the 1900 block of West Garfield Boulevard. The two lived on the same block, according to the Tribune.
Bailey's older brother Stephen Bailey, 25, of the same address as his brother, was later identified by family as the third victim.
From the Tribune:
In an interview, Police Supt. Jody Weis characterized the slayings as "execution-style," but said police had little information about the circumstances so far.
No one was in custody for the slayings Thursday afternoon, and Davis' grandmother told the Tribune that Crawford was likely involved in illegal activities.