CHICAGO — The Cook County medical examiner’s office has ruled the death of a 15-year-old high school student whose body was found burned was a homicide.

The medical examiner on Monday said that Demetrius Griffin died from burns. The Steinmetz High School freshman was found early Sept. 17 on Chicago’s West Side. Chicago police responding to a report of a refuse fire found the burned body.

Police said the boy was found near a burned garage and they are conducting a death investigation. No arrests have been reported.

The Chicago Tribune reports ( ) the boy’s body was burned beyond recognition and it took the medical examiner more than a month to determine the cause and manner of the teen’s death.

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