The leafy Chicago suburb of Evanston is in turmoil this morning following the discovery of a decapitated body with an explosive device near a middle school's tennis courts. A witness tells the Chicago Tribune that he stumbled upon the shirtless, headless body about 5:15am while walking his dog; neighbors said they heard a loud blast between 4am and 4:30am. Police were called at that time, but found nothing.
"I thought my dog was chasing a rabbit, but when I got close it was a body without a head," he said. "There was a weird smell in the air," which he told the paper he thought was gunpowder. Streets near the school are blocked off, school has been closed for the day, and at least one helicopter is keeping watch over the area. Several houses are being evacuated. Read the full article. (Read more decapitation stories.)