Elk Grove Village police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:06 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2020 to a report of a body found behind a commercial building at 1401 Greenleaf Avenue in Elk Grove Village. Elk Grove Village police officers located a male body in a grassy ditch next to railroad tracks just after 8:06 a.m.
Elk Grove Village Police department detectives and detectives and forensic technicians from the Northwest suburban Major Case Assistance Team, are investigating the death, which was ruled a homicide.
Initially the identify of the victim was not released pending notification of family members, but officials disclosed the victim is a 45-year-old male from Des Plaines.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office determined the male victim died from multiple stab wounds.
Local freight railroad tracks run through the back lots of commercial properties at this location.
Police urge anyone who was in the area early Tuesday and may have information about the crime to contact the Elk Grove Village Police Department at 847-357-4100.
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