Woman found dead in fire at Wicker Park coach house

She was found unresponsive inside the coach house in the 2100 block of West Potomac Avenue and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

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One person was found dead in a burning coach house May 23, 2020, in the 2100 block of West Potomac Avenue in Wicker Park.

A woman was found dead in a burning coach house May 23, 2020, in the 2100 block of West Potomac Avenue in Wicker Park.

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A woman was found dead at the scene of a fire Saturday in Wicker Park.

Crews responded to the fire about 2:30 a.m. at a coach house in the 2100 block of West Potomac Avenue, according to Chicago police and fire officials.

The 77-year-old was found unresponsive inside and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

She was identified as Geraldine Joan Baginski, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy to determine the case and manner of her death was pending.

Her cause of death is under investigation by Area Two detectives.

The fire has since been put out, but the cause is being investigated by the fire department and by CPD arson detectives, authorities said.

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