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Police Investigate Death of Man Found on Benson Avenue

Evanston police report the death is being investigated as a potential suicide after the man's body was found at Davis Street and Benson Avenue.

are investigating the death of a man who was found lying on the sidewalk at Davis Street and Benson Avenue early Wednesday morning.

Around 3:30 a.m. on the Fourth of July, police were called to the intersection after a witness reported a man on the ground, Evanston Police Cmdr. Perry Polinski said in a statement released by the department.

A witness who had been waiting for a bus at the Davis Street El Station told police the man had jumped from the roof of the Sherman Plaza Parking Garage, Polinski said in the statement. Police are investigating the death as a potential suicide.

The man's identity is being withheld while police notify his family, according to Polinski's statement.

paramedics also responded to the scene. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office will be reviewing the incident Thursday morning.

Sari July 12, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Maybe that sculpture of the person balancing precariously overhead a block away by the theaters was not a good choice for a public art piece.

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