One in custody after woman dies while “wrestling” with man in Uptown apartment

Approximate location of the crime scene on the 900 block of West Carmen | Multiplottr

Update 8:46 AM — The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the woman as Laura Lonigro, who lived in the apartment.

Chicago police are conducting a death investigation after a 51-year-old woman reportedly died while “wrestling” with a 28-year-old man in an Uptown apartment on Saturday morning. The man is in police custody and charges are pending, according to a CPD spokesperson.

Laura Lonigro | Facebook

Officers responded to a fifth floor apartment on the 900 block of West Carmen at 11:27 a.m. after a 911 caller reported that the woman was unresponsive and appeared dead.

The first cops on the scene found the woman on the floor and administered CPR until fire department personnel arrived and took over.  Doctors pronounced the woman dead at Weiss Hospital a short time later.

Back CWB’s reporting team and we’ll reward you with members-only reports and services all year long. Join HERE for just $49 a year or $5 a month.

The 28-year-old told police that he and the woman were wrestling when she lost consciousness and died, the CPD spokesperson said.

Police took the man into custody for questioning. Charges are pending as investigators await information from the medical examiner, according to the spokesperson.

About CWBChicago 6864 Articles
CWBChicago was created in 2013 by five residents of Wrigleyville and Boystown who had grown disheartened with inaccurate information that was being provided at local Community Policing (CAPS) meetings. Our coverage area has expanded since then to cover Lincoln Park, River North, The Loop, Uptown, and other North Side Areas. But our mission remains unchanged: To provide original public safety reporting with better context and greater detail than mainstream media outlets. Our editorial email address is news@cwbchicago.com