Police received reports of someone pushing a body in a shopping cart at about 11 a.m. in the 4000 block of S. Austin Street, in the Othello neighborhood.
The man reportedly pushing the car was not found.
Homicide detectives said witnesses reported seeing a young black male with dreadlocks pushing the cart. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and jeans, witnesses told police.
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call 911.