Firefighters found the bodies of two women at a South Side residence this afternoon while putting out a fire at the home and police confirmed foul play is suspected.
The bodies were found about 4 p.m.
as firefighters were extinguishing a fire in the 8100 block of South Maryland
The victims are a 24-year-old woman and a 43-year-old woman, according to the
Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Both women were pronounced dead on the scene at 5:35 p.m.. Their names and home addresses were not being
released immediately pending notification of next of kin.
An arson and
homicide investigation is under way.
Preliminary reports indicate that at least one of the victims was found
stabbed to death, and the residence may have been set ablaze to conceal their
The bodies, believed to be a mother and daughter, were found in a bathroom.
A large kitchen knife was found in the bathroom, near where one body was
found in a bathtub and the other on the floor, according to a source