CHICAGO (CBS) — The death of a homeless woman outside a church in north suburban Evanston has been ruled a homicide, but authorities have not yet released the victim’s name.
The 49-year-old woman was found dead just before noon Monday in an alcove at First United Methodist Church, on the 1600 block of Hinman Avenue.READ MORE: Family Sues After They Say Chicago Police Burst Into Their Home, Pointed Guns at Kids in 2019
An autopsy by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office determined she died of blunt force trauma to the head, and her death was ruled a homicide. Her name has not been released, pending notification of her family, but police confirmed she is homeless.READ MORE: Woman Pistol-Whipped On CTA Blue Line Train In Bucktown
Evanston police said the investigation so far indicates the woman’s death was an isolated incident, not a random act.MORE NEWS: Woman Injured In Crash On DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Good Samaritans Help Her Escape Burning Car
No one was in custody Wednesday morning.