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2 women killed in separate throat slashings Wednesday evening, police say

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Two women were found with their throats slashed Wednesday evening in separate incidents on opposite sides of the city, according to police.

Robin Olsen, 50, was found with her throat slit about 4:20 p.m. on the back porch of a home in the 1200 block of North Kildare Avenue in West Humboldt Park, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Witnesses told investigators they heard the woman fighting with someone inside her apartment before she was found.

Olsen was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and pronounced dead, officials said. She lived in the neighborhood.

The other woman was killed in a possibly domestic-related slashing in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Kecia L. Castro, 41, of the Roseland neighborhood, was discovered unresponsive just over an hour later later in the 200 block of West 119th Street, police and the medical examiner’s office said. She had a laceration to the neck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The medical examiner’s office ruled both deaths homicides.

Investigators have not established a connection between the slayings, and Area North and Area South detectives were conducting separate investigations, police said.

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