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Decapitated body found near Evanston school
Chicago Tribune ^ | 14 sept 2010

Posted on 09/14/2010 7:23:00 AM PDT by rellimpank

Edited on 09/14/2010 7:37:57 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Evanston police were called out to a field near a middle school after a man walking his dog this morning discovered a decapitated body there.

Police have pushed the media back from the area after discovering what appears to be an explosive device near the body, WGN-Ch. 9 reported about 8:40 a.m. Some residents were being evacuated from their homes. The Cook County sheriff's bomb squad was on the scene.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: beheading; chicago; decapbomb; evanston; illinois; pipebomb; workaccident
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--doesn't sound like one Daley can blame on guns---
1 posted on 09/14/2010 7:23:03 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

Religion of Pieces?


2 posted on 09/14/2010 7:24:42 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: STARWISE; onyx; MinuteGal; Velveeta; maggief; penelopesire

Drug or thug?


3 posted on 09/14/2010 7:24:50 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: rellimpank
...whose legs were folded behind him...???!!!

How the heck do you do that?

4 posted on 09/14/2010 7:26:14 AM PDT by Never on my watch (Why does the Left think Muslims are going to behave as Christians?)
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To: rellimpank

5 posted on 09/14/2010 7:26:26 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (Barbour 2012)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Did we have anyone burning the Koran in Chicago last week. If so is he missing?


6 posted on 09/14/2010 7:28:16 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: rellimpank
--doesn't sound like one Daley can blame on guns---

...and there was a strong odor of what he thought was gunpowder.

Sounds like they are going to try

7 posted on 09/14/2010 7:29:26 AM PDT by Never on my watch (Why does the Left think Muslims are going to behave as Christians?)
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To: rellimpank

sounds like the amish got him.


8 posted on 09/14/2010 7:29:34 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: rellimpank

What does gunpowder smell like? What does it smell like at a distance?

I know what spent powder smells like. But gunpowder in a plastic bag IED more than just a few feet away? These idiots in Illinois wouldn’t know the difference between gunpowder and baking powder.


9 posted on 09/14/2010 7:30:30 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Never on my watch

...whose legs were folded behind him...???!!!
How the heck do you do that?

Sounds like he was executed while kneeling.


10 posted on 09/14/2010 7:30:57 AM PDT by TexasBeth
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To: JohnBrowdie
sounds like the amish got him.

Must have burnt some butter?

11 posted on 09/14/2010 7:31:08 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: hoosiermama

The body was near tennis courts, between a fence and a pine tree, he said.

12 posted on 09/14/2010 7:31:10 AM PDT by maggief
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To: JohnBrowdie
sounds like the amish got him.

They were probably upset over Obamacare.....

13 posted on 09/14/2010 7:32:19 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: rellimpank

What’s that up the road, a head?


14 posted on 09/14/2010 7:32:37 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Contrary to popular belief, America is separated by class.... the political class and all others.)
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To: Never on my watch

...whose legs were folded behind him...???!!!
How the heck do you do that?

Explosion was heard and reported at around 4 am. The guy blew himself up. He was carrying a bomb, most likely. Bombers heads get blown off from the force of the explosion.


15 posted on 09/14/2010 7:32:37 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: rellimpank

Arkancide spreading...I am sure it will be ruled a suicide...


16 posted on 09/14/2010 7:33:03 AM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: TexasBeth

It didn’t sound like his ankles were crossed in the article. What caught my attention was the word ‘folded’.


17 posted on 09/14/2010 7:33:25 AM PDT by Never on my watch (Why does the Left think Muslims are going to behave as Christians?)
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To: Never on my watch
How the heck do you do that?

A really big boom. The kind strong enough to blow the head off and strip clothing from the body.

18 posted on 09/14/2010 7:33:54 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: rellimpank

“A head which at this time still has no name”


19 posted on 09/14/2010 7:35:30 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: OB1kNOb

Austin Powers: Not the time to lose one's head.
Vanessa Kensington: No.
Austin Powers: That's not the way to get ahead in life.
Vanessa Kensington: No.
Austin Powers: It's a shame he wasn't more headstrong.
Vanessa Kensington: Hmm.
Austin Powers: He'll never be the head of a major corporation.
Vanessa Kensington: Okay, that'll do.
Austin Powers: Okay.

20 posted on 09/14/2010 7:36:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Bombers heads get blown off from the force of the explosion.

True, but that is the case in situations when the bomber is wearing a suicide vest and there is not much of the body left. I don't see how an explosion pops a head off like a cork and the body stays intact.

21 posted on 09/14/2010 7:37:23 AM PDT by Never on my watch (Why does the Left think Muslims are going to behave as Christians?)
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To: hoosiermama

BKMK


22 posted on 09/14/2010 7:37:23 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: rellimpank

Sounds like accidental suicide.................


23 posted on 09/14/2010 7:37:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: rarestia
These idiots in Illinois wouldn’t know the difference between gunpowder and baking powder.

Some of us do, Skippy.

24 posted on 09/14/2010 7:37:51 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
-- The guy blew himself up. --

The Erie, Pennsylvania pizza bomber came to my mind, on reading the excerpt.

Glad some adult found the remains, and not some innocent kid or kids. 5:15 a.m. is pretty early time to be walking the dog, I wonder if the adult was looking for the site of the explosion.

25 posted on 09/14/2010 7:40:21 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Lurker

Sorry Lurker. I should’ve said the Police, not inferred all of Illinois was the problem.


26 posted on 09/14/2010 7:40:57 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; PhiKapMom

” Explosion was heard and reported at around 4 am. The guy blew himself up. He was carrying a bomb, most likely. “

Does anybody have the old “OU Bombing” ping list??


27 posted on 09/14/2010 7:42:43 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Allah ahk........boom?


28 posted on 09/14/2010 7:44:46 AM PDT by sniper63 (I am the leader of the TEA Party, I, myself am the leader of me, myself for I am the TEA Party!)
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To: rarestia
I doubt the Evanston PD has a lot of experience with explosive devices. They'll probably call in those idiots from the downtown office of ATF(E) to do the gruntwork for them.

L

29 posted on 09/14/2010 7:45:24 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: hoosiermama

Hmmmm....the next question is why was the guy fooling around with a pipe bomb? Hope it wasn’t some kid just messing around with exlosives and got himself killed. What is that area in Chicago like? Is it gang infested or middle class?


30 posted on 09/14/2010 7:45:32 AM PDT by penelopesire (NEVER FORGET!! 'You are either with us or you are with the terrorists')
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To: sniper63

LOL!


31 posted on 09/14/2010 7:46:06 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Uncle Ike
Where there any islamic bombing targets in walking distance?

Synagogues, Churches, military recruiters?

32 posted on 09/14/2010 7:46:34 AM PDT by Never on my watch (Why does the Left think Muslims are going to behave as Christians?)
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To: Never on my watch

Well, the position of the legs would indicate a severely broken back. We don’t know much more about the condition of the remains yet. For all we know, the body could be mangled much more than has so far been reported.


33 posted on 09/14/2010 7:47:49 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Cboldt
5:15 a.m. is pretty early time to be walking the dog,

Not if you have to be downtown by 8 or so. If you're taking Metra into the city you'd probably want to be at the train station by 0630 or so. When I was doing that trip from the burbs I was walking my dogs at about 0530 or so.

If this guy set it off just walking down the street I'd put my money on TATP as the compound involved. That stuff isn't called Satans Mother for nothing.

34 posted on 09/14/2010 7:48:49 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Never on my watch

When you die your muscles relax and you can contort in all sorts of positions. If your head is cut off while you are on your knees and you fallbackwards your legs would be underyou.


35 posted on 09/14/2010 7:52:48 AM PDT by Chickensoup (There is a group of people who suck off the productive. They make rules then find infractions.)
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To: rellimpank
SCANNERS!



36 posted on 09/14/2010 7:53:36 AM PDT by wheresmyusa
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To: rellimpank
HEADLESS BODY FOUND NEAR SCHOOL

Not bad... But it still can't beat the Number One NY Post Headline of All Time...


37 posted on 09/14/2010 7:53:43 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (A community organizer is nothing more than a low level Socialist agitator. -- Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Work accident like.


38 posted on 09/14/2010 7:56:08 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: rellimpank

Ah yes, decapitation! Well known Amish punishment.


39 posted on 09/14/2010 7:58:52 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Lurker
-- If this guy set it off just walking down the street I'd put my money on TATP as the compound involved. --

Same chemistry involved in that kid who blew up outside an Oklahoma football game, IIRC.

The story also says there was a second device, unexploded until the bomb squad dealth with it.

40 posted on 09/14/2010 7:59:51 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt
Same chemistry involved in that kid who blew up outside an Oklahoma football game, IIRC.

Yep.

41 posted on 09/14/2010 8:02:35 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: rellimpank

My take on this is that a kid was going to set off a bomb near his school. Later he could show everyone the hole or just enjoy everyone talking about it.
He was bent over his bomb getting everything ready when it went off prematurely. That explains the missing head.
Young kids can create bombs, I did years ago. My best friend and I made all kinds of explosives, even pipe bombs back in the ‘70s. We also make contact explosives. Somehow we survived all this and became engineers.


42 posted on 09/14/2010 8:02:42 AM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: TexasBeth

Suicide bombers’ heads almost always decapitate when the explosives are strapped around the chest —


43 posted on 09/14/2010 8:03:36 AM PDT by smokingfrog (freerepublic.com - Thanks JimRob! The flags are back! - 8/17/2010.)
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To: rellimpank

I’m going out on a limb and guessing it was some guy who decided to commit suicide by blowing his head off with a pipe bomb.


44 posted on 09/14/2010 8:05:11 AM PDT by r9etb
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"Drug or thug?"

Evanston is a suburban municipality directly north of Chicago. It sits on Lake Michigan. I remember as a kid going to Evanston's beach and marvelling at all the north shore mansions there. It was known as a millionaires' community.

Today, it's economically diverse, with most of the old millionaire families moved on. Evanston is about 63% white, 23% black and 6% or 7% Hispanic. It has lots of public housing and about 6% of families are below the poverty level.

For decades, Evanston has been the home of the "north shore limousine liberals." Because of its left-leaning politics, it's sometimes known as the "Peoples' Republic of Evanston". In 2004 it went 82% Kerry and 17% Bush. In 2008 it went 87% for Obama.

Drug or thug? Well, now it looks like the guy blew HIMSELF up. It really didn't have the earmarks of the thuggish street slaughter going on in Mayor Daley's precincts.

Evanston is the home of Northwestern University. It has a large campus where nuts with bombs strapped to themselves may have loony ideas. This is about the only stab-in-the-dark idea that comes to my mind at the moment with absolutely zero details to base anything concrete on.

Leni

45 posted on 09/14/2010 8:05:31 AM PDT by MinuteGal (BO'R:"Obama is not a Marxist"(10/20/09)..."Communism is no threat to us any more" (9/8/09))
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To: Cboldt
5:15 a.m. is pretty early time to be walking the dog, I wonder if the adult was looking for the site of the explosion.

I'm generally out running with the dog by then....

46 posted on 09/14/2010 8:06:13 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Never on my watch
How the heck do you do that?

When the chef in the restaurant wonders where his waiter is, what is Edgar Bug's response?

"I gave him a break!" After Edgar Bug grabs the two plates of perogis and moves off-screen, you see the waiter in question folded in half and stuffed onto a shelf!

47 posted on 09/14/2010 8:07:01 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 598 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Cboldt

Maybe but if he works he probably has to walk his dog early. And yuck, not what I’d want to find early in the morning. Or any time.


48 posted on 09/14/2010 8:09:27 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Uncle Ike

Darn, I wish I could remember the name of the woman who had that list.


49 posted on 09/14/2010 8:10:07 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: OB1kNOb
What’s that up the road, a head?

What's this thing called, Love?

50 posted on 09/14/2010 8:11:10 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberalism can be summed up thusly: someone craps their pants and we all have to wear diapers)
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