Elderly woman stabbed to death in Edgewater - New York News

Elderly woman stabbed to death in Edgewater

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

An elderly man is in police custody after a 70-year-old woman was found stabbed to death in her North Side Edgewater neighborhood apartment Wednesday afternoon.

Police conducting a well-being check at the apartment in the 1300 block of West Thorndale Avenue found the woman stabbed multiple times about 12:10 p.m., News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said.

Detectives believe the stabbing is domestic-related and an "elderly male" was taken into custody, police said.

The 70-year-old woman suffered a traumatic injury to her neck, and was pronounced dead at the scene, the Cook County Medical Examiner's office said. Her name was withheld pending notification of relatives.

Area North detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

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