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Woman, 60, fatally stabbed in South Chicago

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A 60-year-old woman was fatally stabbed Friday in the South Shore neighborhood.

About 10:50 a.m., officers responded to a home in the 8700 block of South Marquette for a well-being check, Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said.

When they arrived, officers found Rene Watkins unresponsive and covered in blood, authorities said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy found that Watkins died from multiple sharp force injuries, the medical examiner’s office said. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Area South detectives were investigating the death.