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Kerrigan death ruled a homicide

A Homewood man found dead in his home Wednesday night was the victim of a homicide, according to Homewood police.

A Homewood man found dead in his home Wednesday night was the victim of a homicide, according to Homewood police.
 

  Police tape blocks access 
  to the home of James 
  Kerrigan on Wednesday
  night as firefighters finish 
  work after extinguishing 
  a blaze in the residence. 

  (Chronicle file photo)
 

The Cook County Medical Examiner found that James Kerrigan, 78, who lived in the 1000 block of 185th St., died of multiple sharp force injuries, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

Kerrigan’s body was found when firefighters responded to a blaze at his home about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.

 
The Homewood Police Department continues to investigate with assistance from the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force.  
 
A separate investigation into the cause of the fire is still being conducted, police said.
 
Police urge anyone who may have information related to the incident to contact the Homewood Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit at 708-206-3420.
 
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