Second strangling victim identified

Police announced this weekend that they have identified the remains of a woman found in a burning garbage bin on the South Side.

The body of 50-year-old Hazel Lewis, of the 4700 block of South Evans Avenue, was discovered Nov. 14 by officers  responding to a call about a burning garbage bin, said Officer Marcel Bright of the Chicago Police Department.

Two days earlier, police found the body of 21-year-old Theresa Bunn, who was eight-months pregnant, in another burning garbage bin on the South Side.

According to the medical examiner's office, both women were strangled before being set on fire.

Police have yet to make a connection between the two cases, said Officer Bright.