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Slain woman found with seat belt, Bubble Wrap around her head in Gresham: police

The 45-year-old was found inside a vehicle in a vacant lot in the 1500 block of West 79th Street, officials said.

Two men were shot, one fatally, August 1, 2021 in the Near West Side neighborhood.
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A 45-year-old woman was found dead inside a vehicle Friday in Gresham on the South Side.

Police responded to a vacant lot about 12:52 a.m. in the 1500 block of West 79th Street and found the woman with Bubble Wrap and a seat belt wrapped around her head and neck, Chicago police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

She was identified as Elector Peterson of South Chicago, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Autopsy results released Friday afternoon found she died of multiple injuries from an assault and ruled her death a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

Area Two detectives are investigating.

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