Man found dead in apartment

A man’s beaten and decomposing body was discovered in his Humboldt Park apartment yesterday afternoon.

Ismael Santana, 70, of the 1000 block of North Francisco Avenue, was found about 3:30 p.m. after his caregiver asked police to check on him. The caretaker had not heard from Santana in some time, Chicago Police Officer Marcel Bright said.

Bright said Santana suffered blunt trauma to his forehead.  Detectives have not yet received an autopsy report on Santana's cause of death, but are investigating the case as a homicide.

Santana may have been dead for several days before he was discovered, Bright said.

There are no suspects at this time.

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