81-year-old woman dies days after assault in Englewood

Leonia Tucker, 81, was found inside an apartment in the 6300 block of South May Street with multiple injuries on her face and body.

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The death of an 81-year-old woman who was assaulted in an apartment in Englewood on the South Side has been ruled a homicide.

On Sunday, Leonia Tucker, 81, was found inside an apartment in the 6300 block of South May Street with multiple injuries on her face and body, Chicago police said.

She was pronounced dead at 9:13 p.m. Wednesday at University of Chicago Medical Center and an autopsy Thursday determined she died of complications of multiple injuries from from an assault, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Her death was ruled a homicide.

No arrests have been made.

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