Blunt force trauma killed Hinsdale woman, authorities believe

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Andrea Urban, 50, was found dead May 4 afternoon inside her Hinsdale. Her death was being investigated as a homicide. | Facebook

Authorities said “scores of leads” have come in from the public as they investigate the apparent homicide of a 51-year-old woman found dead inside her west suburban Hinsdale home on Thursday.

At 3:37 p.m., officers responded to a home at 745 Town Place after dispatchers received a 911 call about an unresponsive 50-year-old woman, Hinsdale police said in a statement.

Officers found Andrea Urban of Hinsdale dead inside her home, police said. She was first discovered by a family member, who called authorities.

Preliminary findings of an autopsy on Friday were “consistent with multiple blunt force trauma,” according to a statement from DuPage County. A final ruling on the cause and manner of her death was pending further investigation.

“Our investigators are exploring every angle of this case, but we know there is more information out there,” Hinsdale Police Chief Kevin Simpson said in a statement Friday.

At a press conference Thursday, Simpson said investigators were already pursuing several leads, but did not provide details.

Investigators were working with the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office and the Felony Investigative Assistance Team Major Crimes Unit, police said.

Urban was the mother of two minor children who lived with her at the home and attended local schools, police said. The children were being cared for by relatives Thursday night.

“While I am pleased with our efforts so far on this investigation, which is still in its early stages, we will not be fully satisfied until we can identify, arrest and prosecute the offender responsible for Ms. Urban’s homicide,” Simpson said.

Anyone with information, or anyone who might have seen suspicious activity in the area, was asked to call investigators at (630) 789-7070.

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