Baby found dead after fire in vacant home in Markham

A baby was found dead inside a vacant Markham home that caught fire early Monday, authorities said.

The house in the 15500 block of South Hamlin Avenue had been vacant for about two years but appeared to have been broken into, according to WGN-TV.

The Markham police and fire departments did not immediately respond to requests for comment. 

An autopsy is scheduled for today, according to the medical examiner’s office.

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