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Chicago woman, 87, found dead in wheelchair after assault

An autopsy found that Mae Brown suffered multiple injuries from an assault and her weekend death was ruled a homicide, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

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Chicago woman, 87, found dead in wheelchair after assault
The Lincoln Perry Apartments on the 3200 block of S. Prairie Avenue in the Douglas neighborhood is one of the Chicago Housing Authority's Senior Living Public Housing Developments.

CHICAGO (AP) — An 87-year-old Chicago woman who was found dead in her apartment at a senior living complex died following an assault, authorities said.

An autopsy found that Mae Brown suffered multiple injuries from an assault and her weekend death was ruled a homicide, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Chicago police said Brown was pronounced dead Saturday after officers found her unresponsive in her wheelchair inside her home at the Lincoln Perry senior apartments on the city’s South Side.

Officers were called the scene by a witness who had been unable to reach Brown, police said.

A neighbor, Dorothy Allison, said Brown was a nice person and her death doesn't make sense.

“I just feel so horrible. I feel bad, sad. She didn’t get a chance to enjoy the rest of her life. And for somebody to kill her and hurt her like that, they don’t make sense to me,” Allison told WLS-TV.

No arrests had been announced. Police asked that anyone who has information on Brown's death to call the department.


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