CHICAGO — Two men have been charged with killing a South Side landlord who had been missing for nearly two months and hiding his body in a sewer in Englewood, police said.
Elijah Green, 25, and Tony Green, 22, of the 6200 block of South May Street, have been charged with first-degree murder, police said. They were arrested over the weekend.
The victim, identified in the Daily Herald as Vasudeva Kethireddy, 76, of Rolling Meadows, had been missing since Aug. 4. Kethireddy was last seen in the 6200 block of South May Street collecting rent from tenants, police said.
His family launched a furious search for him when he didn’t return from collecting rent.
Kethireddy’s car was found nearby and his credit cards were used in spots near the same block, according to the Daily Herald.
Detectives found out that suspects had searched the internet for how to dispose of a body in a sewer, said Anthony Guglielmi, a Chicago Police spokesman, in a tweet.
Investigators found Kethireddy’s decomposed body in the sewer in the 6200 block of South May Street, and officials determined he had been strangled to death, police said.
Investigators said either Elijah Green, Tony Green or both of the men had strangled Kethireddy, leading to the murder charges.
The two were scheduled to appear in Bond Court on Monday.