Woman, 70, found dead after police SWAT standoff in Edison Park

One person was arrested when the standoff ended Tuesday morning in the 6600 block of North Northwest Highway, police said.

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A 70-year-old woman was found beaten to death Tuesday morning after a police SWAT standoff in Edison Park on the Northwest Side.

One person was arrested when the standoff ended around 10:40 a.m. in the 6600 block of North Northwest Highway, Chicago police said.

Dyan Nickerson was found dead with blunt trauma to her head and face, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Officers were notified by a 911 caller who said a man in his 40s dressed in pajamas had approached her and said he had killed someone in an apartment, according to police radio traffic.

Detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.

Charges have not been announced.

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