Map of attack scene

6300 block of North Artesian Avenue (Google map / July 13, 2012)

A 62-year-old man who was found in an alley in the West Rogers Park neighborhood was beaten to death, officials said.

Delfino Mora of the 6000 block of North Washtenaw Avenue died of blunt head trauma in an assault, according to an autopsy conducted today by the Cook County medical examiner's office. His death was classified a homicide, officials said.

Mora was found in an alley on the 6300 block of North Artesian Avenue at about 7:58 on Tuesday, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien.

The man was found unconscious in the alley but breathing, O'Brien said, and taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in critical condition.

He was pronounced dead on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.

Area North homicide detectives are investigating, said O'Brien. No one was in custody.

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