Chicago police are investigating the deaths of a person and his grownup daughter found Wednesday in an condominium the place her 2-year-old boy was discovered unhurt.
Police have been known as to a well-being examine at an condominium on the 8100 block of South Drexel Avenue and located a 79-year-old man and a 27-year-old girl lifeless, Deputy Chief Senora Ben mentioned throughout a information convention posted on the division’s Fb web page.
“There was a 2-year-old male on scene, unhurt,” she mentioned. “He was taken to the hospital.”
Throughout the media briefing, Ben mentioned the investigation was ongoing and declined to reveal data corresponding to how the 2 folks died, whether or not police had any suspects and what was the particular nature of the connection between the person, girl and youngster.
She mentioned the lifeless adults have been “members of the family” and described the incident as “remoted,” noting the general public was not at risk.
“We acquired witnesses that we’re interviewing and the detectives are nonetheless investigating the state of affairs,” Ben mentioned.
Police didn’t instantly reply to an NBC Information request for added data Friday.
NBC Chicago reported the lifeless members of the family are Curtis Hardman and Javonni Jenkins. The boy within the condominium was recognized by the information outlet as Jenkins’ son, CJ.
NBC Chicago additionally reported police mentioned the members of the family have been fatally shot.
Germaine Owens, Jenkins’ cousin, advised NBC Chicago: “She didn’t deserve this. She don’t even have an enemy on this world,” she mentioned. “For anyone to take her life, you bought to be some form of … demon or monster.”
Owens mentioned household is now taking good care of CJ, who gave the impression to be inseparable from his mom.
“We had get-togethers and he could be glued proper to her facet,” she mentioned. “If you happen to see [Javonni], you’re going to see the infant.”
Owens additionally advised NBC Chicago Hardman was a faithful father and grandfather, who raised Jenkins after Jenkins’ mom handed away when she was 4 years outdated.
Donna Mendell contributed.