CHICAGO (CBS) — A Lake Forest woman who was found dead in her car in Lincoln Park, along with her dog, died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, an autopsy determined on Friday.
Payton Mickey, 25, was found dead in the driver’s seat of a car around 8:20 p.m. Thursday near Clark Street and Fullerton Parkway, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. A dog also was found dead in the car.READ MORE: Man Shot, Critically Wounded In Grant Park Near Roosevelt Road
A bystander told CBS 2 she had learned the woman had been in the car since the morning, and a neighbor called police to report it after noticing the woman she had not moved.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Weekend Warmup
An autopsy performed on Friday determined Mickey died from carbon monoxide toxicity from inhaling automobile exhaust, and her death was ruled an accident.MORE NEWS: Watchdog Report Says CPD Has Taken Few Steps To Fix Problems With Records Management In Court Cases
Further information was not immediately available.