Evanston Middle School: Decapitated Body Found Nearby
A Decapitated Body Was Found Near An Evanston Middle School, Nichols Middle School, In a Suburb Near Chicago, and Police Think it May Be the Result of a Pipe Bomb Explosion
Dale Wyatt was walking his dog on Tuesday morning at around 5:15am near Nichols Middle School on 800 Greenleaf St, when he came across a headless body according to the Chicago Tribune.
He said his dog found the man who had no head, no shirt and whose legs were folded up behind him. There was a black plastic jug nearby and what Mr. Wyatt said was a 'strong smell of gunpowder'.
"I thought my dog was chasing a rabbit, but when I got close it was a body without a head," he said. "There was a weird smell in the air. I wasn't expecting what I saw."
Police have now destroyed what they believed to be an explosive device found near the man and some residents were evacuated from their homes as a precaution.
Some neighbors did reports hearing a loud explosion between the hours of 4am and 4:30am and although police had responded to calls then, they could not find anything.
Sarah Stanczyk, 34, lives down the block from Nichols and said she heard a loud explosion about 3:50 a.m.
"It woke us up immediately. We thought it was a transformer exploding. Either that, or lightning," Stanczyk said. "It sounded like a 'boom' and the house actually shook.
It is unclear if this was an accident or a suicide and a full investigation has been opened. The school will remain closed for the whole day.