Autistic Teen Dies After Falling Down Building Trash Chute

February 21, 2012 Updated Feb 21, 2012 at 2:40 PM EDT

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Autistic Teen Dies After Falling Down Building Trash Chute

February 21, 2012 Updated Feb 21, 2012 at 2:40 PM EDT

According to the Chicago Tribune, police said a 17-year-old autistic boy was killed Monday when he fell down a trash chute in the high rise building where he and his family live.

Police said the boys' body was found in the building's trash compactor, according to the Tribune story. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, according to the Tribune.

Read the Chicago Tribune story HERE.