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Daughter of former Minn. attorney general commits suicide here

A Minnesota politician’s daughter who faced trial here following a dustup with Chicago Police officers outside a North Side nightclub committed suicide in her Michigan Avenue home, authorities said Monday.

Anne Hatch, 27, was the daughter of former Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch.

She was found in her apartment at 535 N. Michigan just before 5 p.m. Sunday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy confirmed she died of hanging. A source said no note was found.

Anne Hatch and her sister, Elizabeth, were arrested in 2004 for allegedly slapping two police officers after being kicked out of the Crobar nightclub during Anne Hatch’s 21st birthday party.

The sisters were found not guilty of misdemeanor resisting arrest, battery and criminal damage to property.

The Hatch family issued a statement saying Anne Hatch “died unexpectedly.”

“This is a sad and painful time for our family,” the statement said, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “Nothing in life can prepare you for the loss of a child.”

Contributing: Rummana Hussain



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