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updated: 5/21/2013 5:39 PM

2 men charged in shooting death of Markham man

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Two men have been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a man whose body was found last month.

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Monday authorities are accusing 27-year-old Brandon Johnson of Harvey and 25-year-old Lester Larkin of Riverdale in the death of Eddie Bell of Markham.

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Dart says both men were denied bond during their court appearance Monday.

The sheriff's office says police officers last month were called to a street near Calumet Park, south of Chicago, where they found a man's body riddled with bullets. The 35-year-old Bell was the subject of a missing person's investigation.

Dart's office says weapons, blood and cleaning materials were found in Johnson's apartment. It wasn't immediately known if Johnson and Larkin have legal representation.

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