CHICAGO (STMW) — A man beat a woman to death before hanging himself Wednesday evening in a murder-suicide in a Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood home on the South Side.
The 28-year-old man and 47-year-old woman were found dead about 7:45 p.m. in the home in the 7100 block of South Ingleside, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.READ MORE: Woman Dead, Child Among 3 Injured After House Fire In Clearing
Yvonne Augustus, who lived at the home, was pronounced dead at 7:59 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy Thursday found she died of multiple blunt force injuries from an assault, and her death was ruled a homicide.
Ezra Walton, who lived on the same block as the incident, was also pronounced dead at 7:59 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy found he died of asphyxiation from hanging himself, and his death was ruled a suicide.READ MORE: Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris Won't Run For Re-Election
A police source said the incident is thought to be a domestic-related, though the relationship between the pair was not immediately clear.
Area Central detectives are conducting a death investigation.MORE NEWS: Jury Selection Begins In Jussie Smollett Trial
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