Evanston police say two drunken people got into a fight at a party late Saturday night, and one of them was found dead in his bed Sunday afternoon.

Juan L. Sanchez, 34, of 1223 Dodge Ave., reportedly was found in his basement apartment by friends who called police.

Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott says the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy today and determine that Sanchez’s death was a homicide.

Parrott says police have a person of interest in custody, and North Regional Major Crimes Task Force is assisting Evanston police in the investigation.

Parrott says it appears that no weapon was used during the Saturday night fight but that several witnesses said that Sanchez and the other person were intoxicated and that Sanchez was kicked and punched several times during the dispute.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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