The Chicago Tribune reports that a second victim has been recovered in the debris of last week’s fatal fire in Schiller Park at the Horse Shoe Inn.

Four days after the owner of a Schiller Park tavern was found beaten to death inside his burned-out business, authorities Monday found the body of a woman there, officials said.

Schiller Park police identified the woman as Wendy Bonder, 61, of Schiller Park. According to Mike Marrazzo of the Schiller Park Police Department, Bonder was a regular patron of the Horseshoe Inn, 9639 Irving Park Road, and may have been a part-time bartender.

Investigators discovered Bonder’s body Monday inside the charred shell of the tavern “after meticulously removing ceiling debris measuring three feet in thickness that fell during the extinguishing of the fire,” according to a news release.

Police believe Bonder died of blunt force trauma.

Bonder was found inside the charred shell of the tavern. She was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

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