Second burned body found

Police responding to a trash fire early this morning found a charred female corpse -- the second such grisly discovery this week.

In the most recent incident, officers patrolling the South Side around 1 a.m. today saw a city garbage can on fire behind Reavis Elementary School located on 834 E. 50th Street, police said.

While dousing the flames with a fire extinguisher, the officers found a badly burned woman's body, police said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office today said the first victim, found in a trash bin at 6127 S. Prairie Ave. Monday night, had been strangled. 

Officials have not identified either victim. The first incident is being investigated as a homicide. The Medical Examiner's Office is performing an autopsy today on the second victim.

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