Criminal investigations detectives are investigating after a “decomposing” body was found inside an occupied apartment in Waukegan Thursday afternoon.
The Waukegan Police Department responded around 1 p.m. Thursday to the 100 block of Drew Lane in Waukegan for a report of a deceased person.
Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip said the call came in to the police department from a person that went into the apartment and found the body.
Officers and paramedics confirmed the subject was deceased.
Florip said the body was “decomposing.” The apartment was not vacant.
The Waukegan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division was called to the scene to investigate.
It is unknown if police are seeking any suspects in the case.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office has transported the body to their office for an autopsy and identification.
Once the subject is identified and an autopsy is completed, their identity will be released.
Lake County Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Newton said an autopsy is being conducted today and the coroner’s office is working with several agencies to confirm the identity.
Florip said the police department was aware of speculation that the deceased subject was possibly a person reported missing months ago.
“The WPD will provide further information once the identity has been confirmed and caused of death determined,” Florip said.