MIT grad found dead in Chicago home surrounded by bomb making material

A 30-year-old MIT graduate has been found dead in an apartment in Chicago surrounded by equipment that could be used to make bombs, authorities have said.

Theodore Hilk was found dead in an apartment in Streeterville, in downtown Chicago, Illinois, on Tuesday night, NBC 5 reported.

Police said they had been called for a welfare check, but discovered the body and detected a “strong odour” in the apartment, prompting a hazmat response and a partial evacuation of the building.

“A strong odour was emanating from the apartment and officers began getting sick while inside the apartment. So we called the fire department hazmat,” Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said on Thursday.

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Source: The Independent