A man found dead, tied up and facedown on a couch in a Cicero home Wednesday was strangled, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A spokesman for the city of Cicero told NBC 5 the person was a man in his 50s.

The dead man’s employer called police to report their employee had not been heard from since Monday. When police entered the home in the 2100 block of 59th Court, they found the man’s body inside.

Police are investigating but have released few details about the case.

An area resident who said he knew the victim says the neighbors are shaken.

“You never know what’s going to happen next, you know, I hope they find the guys,” said neighbor Terry Garcia. “To tie a person up? That’s too much. You know—that’s bad.”

Neighbor Susan Canizzo says she thinks the macabre news is terrible.

“People are crazy in this world now, I mean it’s just wrong, and it concerns people around here,” she said.

No identification or further details about the victim or investigation have been released.

Published at 11:20 PM CDT on Apr 20, 2017

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