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Man, 77, and woman, 62, found murdered in their homes

Updated: June 27, 2012 6:02AM

A 77-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman were found murdered Tuesday night in their homes on the city’s South Side, police said.

At 10:25 p.m., the man was found fatally stabbed at his home in the 9000 block of South East End, police said, adding that the man had multiple stab wounds throughout his body.

The man – identified as Donald Ellens – was found dead by relatives who had not heard from him for some time, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

About 10 minutes later, the woman was found shot multiple times at her home in the 9000 block of South Dobson, police said.

Althea McGee was dead on the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Officers were conducting a well-being check at the request of her relatives, according to police.

Early reports indicted that nothing was taken from both homes, and neither residence showed signs of forced entry, police said.

Police said the two deaths do not appear to be related.

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