Woman found dead in Uptown alley is homicide victim, medical examiner says

Police at the scene of the woman’s death (left) and a map showing the approximate location of the incident. | Provided; Multiplottr

A woman found unresponsive in an Uptown alley on Thursday afternoon is a homicide victim who died from injuries suffered in a fall from height, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

She is Black, according to the office, but neither her age nor her name has been disclosed.

Fire department personnel responded to an unresponsive woman in an alley behind the 4500 block of North Malden around 6:11 a.m. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and CFD summoned police.

No other information was available about the case, including what caused the medical examiner to conclude that her death was a homicide.

The woman is Uptown’s sixth homicide victim of the year. The neighborhood had one murder victim at this point last year, two as of this date in 2020, and one for all of 2019, according to records maintained by CWBChicago.

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