Chicago Fire Department crews pulled a body from the North Branch of the Chicago River this morning on the Northwest Side.
Someone called 911 after seeing the remains floating in the river near 2750 W. Irving Park Rd. in the Horner Park neighborhood, said Chicago Fire Department Chief Joe Roccasalva, a spokesman for the department.
Early indications were that the remains were that of a woman, but a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office said when their investigators saw the body about 12:30 p.m., they found it was a man in his 30s or 40s.
Roccasalva said crews were called to the scene about 10 a.m. and recovered the remains.
The investigation has been taken over by police and the Cook County medical examiner's office, according to Roccasalva. Roccasalva did not know how long the body was in the water.
Extreme temperatures may have caused the body to become frozen, according to Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.
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