Police find man, woman shot to death in Lincoln Square apartment

Police found the man and woman inside a second-floor apartment in the 4600 block of North Western Avenue. | Google

Update August 16, 2022, at 2:50 p.m.— The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the woman as Melissa Mondie, 43, and ruled her death a homicide. The office did not identify the man by name but ruled his death a suicide.

A man and woman were found fatally shot in a Lincoln Square apartment after police officers from a university where the man worked conducted a well-being check on Monday afternoon. Chicago police initially said the case was being handled as a death investigation, but at least one of the deaths is now classified as a homicide.

According to preliminary information, Northeastern Illinois University police went to the man’s home in the 4600 block of North Western Avenue around 3:25 p.m. to check on him after he and his girlfriend were reported missing.

A property manager allowed the university’s officers to enter the apartment, where they discovered the 44-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman dead in the living room. Both had been shot in the head, according to CPD, and a gun was found at the scene.

It is unknown whether the man and woman are the missing persons sought by university officers.

CPD’s Area Three detective unit is handling the investigation.

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