Scene where Yvonne Augustus was killed / Photo from NVP
A man beat a woman to death before hanging himself in a Greater Grand Crossing home Wednesday night.
An autopsy determined Augustus, who lived at the home, died from multiple blunt force injuries from an assault and her death was ruled a homicide, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Walton died of asphyxiation from hanging himself and his death was ruled a suicide, according to an autopsy. Walton lived on the block, but it was not immediately known if he also lived in the home.
A police source said the attack is thought to be a domestic-related, but the relationship between the pair was not immediately available.
Area Central detectives are investigating.
— Sun-Times Media Wire