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Bodies, Bodies Everywhere

By Matt Wood in News on Sep 19, 2006 11:36AM

chicagoist_2006_09_crimescene.jpgPolice made a few sad discoveries in the city over the past few days. First, a Chicago man was found dead in a sewer on the Northwest Side on Sunday; then early Monday morning, they found two more bodies in a burning van in the South Shore neighborhood. Upon investigation, they determined that the two, a 28-year-old Stephanie Lee and her nine-year-old son, Troy, had been murdered. Lee had been stabbed several times. Her son was bound and gagged with duct tape. They were last heard from on their way to Lee's sister's house Saturday night. Police say an accelerant was used, and both victims were probably dead before the fire was started. Lee's father had recently pleaded with her to move out of the city to escape the crime.