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Elderly man in custody in woman’s fatal stabbing

Updated: October 9, 2013 3:04PM

An elderly man is in police custody after an elderly woman was found stabbed to death in her North Side Edgewater neighborhood apartment Wednesday afternoon.

Police conducting a well-being check at the apartment in the 1300 block of West Thorndale found the woman stabbed multiple times about 12:10 p.m., News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said.

Detectives believe the stabbing is domestic-related and an “elderly male” was taken into custody, police said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the death, but was not releasing the woman’s name. Police did not yet have exact ages for the woman or the person in custody.

Area North detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

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