CHICAGO — An Edgewater man faces murder charges after he cut open an elderly woman's throat in what is believed to be a domestic incident, police said.
Mordecai Faskowitz is due in court Friday for the murder of Marjorie Ivy, a 70-year-old woman who police found unresponsive during a well-being check in the 1300 block of West Thorndale Avenue about 12:10 p.m. Wednesday.
Inside, officers discovered the dead woman, who had several stab wounds on her body.
The woman's throat had been cut open, according to Rogers Park Police District Cmdr. Thomas Waldera.
Also inside the apartment was Faskowitz, who was taken into custody, police said.
Police believe the incident was domestic-related, though it is unclear what the relationship between Faskowitz and Ivy is.
Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) called Edgewater's first homicide of the year a "tragedy" on Wednesday. He added that the suspect in the case may have had "mental health issues" and might have had a criminal history in the neighborhood.