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Sketch released of man who pushed woman down station stairs

Detectives Thursday released a sketch of a man who shoved a 68-year-old church deacon down the stairs at the Fullerton L stop on Monday, killing her.

Chicago Police have received dozens of tips since the Monday incident, which started as a robbery of an iPhone on the L platform. But as of Thursday afternoon, no arrests had been made, said Area 3 Cmdr. Gary Yamashiroya.

“We think the big key is the community,” Yamashiroya said at a press conference to publicize the sketch.

The drawing was made from details provided by a witness who saw the man, he said.

The initial description of the man was vague. Police on Thursday tightened up the description, saying he is black, between 17 and 25 years old, 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-4 and 170 to 220 pounds. He was wearing jeans, a black hat and black jacket with vertical writing or graphics down the center.

Anyone with information should call detectives at (312) 744-8262.

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