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Woman found strangled in street in East Garfield Park

SHARE Woman found strangled in street in East Garfield Park
SHARE Woman found strangled in street in East Garfield Park

A 58-year-old woman was found strangled early Thursday on a street in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Catherine Saterfield-Buchanan was discovered unresponsive at 1:14 a.m. in the 3500 block of West Huron, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Police said the victim had suffered “blunt trauma to the face” and had “defensive wounds on her body.”

An autopsy Thursday found she was strangled, and her death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s officer.

The medical examiner’s office said Saterfield-Buchanan’s home address was unknown. A police source said she lived in the neighborhood.

Area North detectivesare investigating.

Community activist Andrew Holmes said that neighbors in the area said the woman was partially naked when she was found.

“She’s somebody’s mother, auntie and somebody’s sister and unfortunately they’re gonna get that news this morning, once she’s identified,” Holmes said Thursday morning.

The incident came less than a weekafter 17-year-old Tiara Viramontes was killed and a 30-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in the same block. They were in the back of a building at 4:48 a.m. Sunday when someone opened fire,authorities said at the time. Viramontes, who lived in the same neighborhood as the shooting, was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital more than 12 hours later.

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