An 18-year-old woman’s vehicle was found Monday night on the South Side after she was found dead the day before in her apartment in south suburban Lansing, police said.
Summer Mitchell, 18, was found unresponsive with a single gunshot wound to the chest by officers responding to a call of a medical emergency in the 17700 block of Commercial Avenue at 11:20 a.m. Sunday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office and Lansing police.
Mitchell was pronounced dead at 5:27 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.
An autopsy Monday did not rule on cause and manner of death, with results pending further investigation, according to the medical examiner’s office.
Mitchell’s Pontiac Grand Am was found Monday night at 94th and King Drive on the South Side, according to village spokesman Fabian Newman.
The car was towed to Lansing and was being inspected by police, Newman said.
Police also spoke to Mitchell’s boyfriend, who is not a person of interest, despite other media reports, Newman said.
Evidence collected from the scene has been sent to the Illinois State Police Forensic Laboratory for analysis, according to Lansing police, who are conducting a death investigation.