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70-year-old woman beaten to death in Edison Park

A white male, estimated to be in his 40's, wearing a t-shirt and pajama pants, casually approached a woman in the neighborhood and told her he had just killed a woman.

CHICAGO - Authorities are reporting they found an elderly woman beaten to death after an active SWAT incident on the city's northwest side on Tuesday morning.



The strange incident reportedly began around 10:15 a.m. or so in the 6600 block of N. Northwest Highway in the Edison Park neighborhood on the city's northwest side.

Apparently a white male, estimated to be in his 40's, wearing a t-shirt and pajama pants, casually approached a woman in the neighborhood on Tuesday morning and told her he had just killed a woman inside a building on the above mentioned block.

Our friends at the 16th & 17th District Chicago Police Scanner were able to track down the initial call:


Police sent an active SWAT unit to the location and, at approximately 10:42 a.m., authorities did find a 70-year-old victim dead in the alleged building. The victim was pronounced dead on scene with blunt force trauma to her head and face.

Police were able to take the suspected offender into custody and Area Five Detectives are investigating exactly what occurred in the homicide.

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