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Owner Found Dead in Chicago Repair Shop

Police are investigating the gruesome death of a Chicago business owner.

56-year-old Ed McArthur Jr., owner of McArthur Auto Clinic, was found dead inside his burning auto repair shop on the city’s South Side early Tuesday.

Firefighters made the heinous discovery just after 6:30 a.m. while putting out a building fire at 80th and Stony Island Avenue in the city’s Stony Island Park neighborhood.

“Why would someone murder my father?” McArthur’s daughter, Shauna McArthur, wrote on a Facebook post. “All he ever did was help others. I’m just speechless right now.”

McArthur’s body was found on the second floor of the body shop. Relatives told ABC 7 that he had been shot in the head. A weapon was found next to his body.

Detectives are looking at a hard-drive connected to the building’s security system for clues. The investigation is ongoing.

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