2 found dead in Edgewater apartment building a day apart, including UIC student, Chicago police say

2 found dead in Edgewater apartment building a day apart, including UIC student, Chicago police say

CHICAGO (TOC) — Two individuals, together with a UIC pupil about to graduate, have been discovered lifeless inside an Edgewater condominium constructing a day aside, with Chicago police investigating if the deaths are linked.

Police mentioned they discovered a girl unresponsive in a residence in an condominium constructing within the 1000-block of West Bryn Mawr with a gunshot wound to the pinnacle Monday afternoon.

She was pronounced lifeless on the scene. The Cook dinner County Medical Examiner’s Workplace recognized her as 23-year-old Brittany Nicole Kinlow.

Kinlow’s aunt mentioned she was a music main at UIC and was simply days away from her Could 9 commencement. The varsity confirmed she was a pupil within the UIC College of Theatre and Music and was set to graduate with a bachelor’s diploma in music enterprise from the UIC Faculty of Structure, Design and the Arts.

“Our hearts are torn to items,” her aunt mentioned in a social media publish.

On Tuesday, a person was discovered unresponsive inside the identical condominium constructing. The Cook dinner County Medical Examiner recognized him as 26-year-old Jovan Cabrera and dominated his loss of life a suicide.

Chicago police have but to say if the 2 shootings are linked ultimately or the results of a murder-suicide. It’s unclear if the victims knew each other or if they’d any kind of relationship.

Residents of the constructing are shocked by the deaths.

The deaths have some questioning the security of the neighborhood.

“I am involved about my security, however like I mentioned, nobody is working up in my face or threatening me like that,” William Bennett, resident, mentioned. “You simply gotta watch out with the individuals you affiliate with.”

Police are conducting a loss of life investigation into the person’s loss of life and a murder investigation into Kinlow’s loss of life. Space Three Detectives are nonetheless investigating if the 2 incidents are associated.

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