Elderly woman found pushing dead body around in shopping cart

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8600 block of South Calumet | Google Earth

An elderly woman was found pushing a shopping cart with a dead body in it Saturday evening in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.

Officers responded to a well-being check at 7:53 p.m. in the 8600 block of South Calumet and found the woman with the body of a female, whose identity and age was unknown, Chicago Police said.

The woman was taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation, police said.

Police originally reported that the deceased was male.

No further information was immediately available as police were conducting a death investigation.

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