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Death of 81-year-old man in Oak Park ruled a homicide

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n 81-year-old man was killed in an assault Saturday night at his apartment in west suburban Oak Park.

Patrick Dooley’s body was found about 7:40 p.m. during a well-being check at the apartment in the 100 block of North Austin Boulevard, according to David Powers, spokesman for the village of Oak Park. Police determined there was no immediate threat to the public after seeing no obvious signs of foul play or forced entry into the apartment.

Dooley was pronounced dead at 8:42 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. An autopsy Sunday found Dooley died of multiple injuries from an assault, and his death was ruled a homicide.

The incident initially began as a death investigation, Powers said. It only became a homicide investigation after the medical examiner’s office released its findings on Dooley’s cause and manner of death.

Police expect to file charges against one of Dooley’s relatives, Powers said.