Sunday, July 19, 2009

Update 2X - Death at Malden Arms Apartments, Chicago

UPDATE, 2:01 a.m., July 20: A man was found dead in his room at a northside Chicago SRO apartment building. He was in his late 40s and was last seen shortly before he died. Fellow residents say he had a history of alcohol abuse and seizures. According to a report by Lorraine Swanson at Lake Effect News, "A detective came out and could be overheard reading a list of prescription medications found in the man’s room, and asking if the drugs combined with alcohol could cause a person to faint or fall. The detectives left the apartment approximately 90 minutes later. The detective said there was 'a knot' on the back of the man’s head." More from Lake Effect News (Sunday, July 19th, 2009, 8:10 p.m.)... Chicago News Bench broke this story at 4:55 p.m., 7/19/2009: A "DOA" ("dead on arrival") was reported just after 4:30 p.m. today at The Malden Arms Aparments, an SRO at 4727 N. Malden in Chicago's north side Uptown neighborhood. This building is owned by Mercy Housing Lakefront, which owns another SRO building on the same block. That building is The Miriam Apartments, which has had many problems and complaints recently. (See "Mercy Lakefront Housing and the Story That Refuses to Happen") We have not yet heard the cause of death. At this writing (4:55 p.m.), police and fire officials are still investigating. Leave a Comment... See Our Online Store Chicago News Bench RSS Feed We're on Twitter...