HUMBOLDT PARK — An elderly Humboldt Park woman was strangled to death, an autopsy has determined.
Police said a relative found the 76-year-old woman lying unresponsive in her bed inside her home in the 900 block of North Central Park Avenue about midnight Thursday, according to Officer Veejay Zala, a police spokesman.
The woman, Leannia Hall, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 12:22 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
An autopsy performed Thursday determined Hall died of strangulation, and officials at the morgue declared her death a homicide.
As of Thursday evening, police were officially pursuing the case as a death investigation, Zala said.