Morton Grove in Chicago, where the man's body was found late last month. Photo: Google Maps

A Filipino-American man’s body was found frozen after he was shot in a suburb in Chicago in the United States.

In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs said the Philippine Consulate General in Chicago was in contact with the police after the body of Anthony Del Barrio was found. The police said the death of Del Barrio was a possible homicide.

“Police said they still have no suspects and have requested the assistance of the public for any information that could help in the investigation of the case,” the DFA said.

According to media reports, Del Barrio was with a male friend when he was shot on the corner of Oleander Avenue and Greenwood Street in a Chicago suburb between January 19 and 20, ABS-CBN News reported.

Del Barrio’s body was then found frozen on the morning of January 20 in Morton Grove in northern Chicago. A neighbor in the area found his body in between two houses. One of Del Barrio’s siblings said it seemed his body was left outside throughout the night as it was frozen when found.

The victim’s sister, named Marilyn, said their family was pleading for the suspect, who is still at large, to come forward and surrender.

“We just need justice for Anthony. He did not deserve for this to happen to him,” she said.

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