Cherie Adams, daughter Curtria Duncan found stabbed to death in burning Chatham home

Cherie Adams and Curtria Duncan were found stabbed to death inside a burning Chatham building Wednesday.

Firefighters found the bodies of Adams, 42, and Duncan, 24, in a bathroom after entering the burning building in the 8100 block of South Maryland Avenue, authorities said. Relatives identified the pair as mother and daughter, and said they lived in the home.

An autopsy determined Adams was beaten and stabbed multiple times, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Duncan died from “homicidal asphyxia” and multiple stab wounds.

The fire, which started about 3:45 p.m., was quickly extinguished, fire department spokesman Larry Langford said.

Firefighters called police when they found the pair dead inside, Langford said.

Area South detectives are investigating.

— Sun-Times Media

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