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Woman found dead in Lawndale was strangled: autopsy

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A woman found dead Monday morning in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood was strangled, an autopsy Tuesday found.

Officers responded about 11:44 a.m. to the 1500 block of South Kolin Avenue and found the woman, 26-year-old Danisha Thompson, unresponsive inside a home, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Officers saw signs of a struggle.

Thompson, who lived in the same block, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:15 p.m., authorities said.

An autopsy Tuesday found Thomspon died of strangulation with her face underwater and her death was ruled a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

Officers saw signs of a struggle and Area Central detectives are investigating the death as a homicide, police said.