Woman charged with murder of elderly South Side woman


A woman has been charged with murdering her elderly roommate, whose beaten body was found Sunday morning inside the South Shore home shared by the two.

Janette Glenn, 51, was charged Monday with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 82-year-old Catherine Glenn, said Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

Authorities said the death appeared to be domestic-related, but could not confirm the relationship between the two women.

The elder Glenn was found dead about 7:40 a.m. Sunday at the home in the 7800 block of South Euclid Avenue, authorities said.

An autopsy Monday determined she died of multiple blunt force injuries and her death was ruled a homicide, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

An official at the medical examiner’s office said she was found in a closet with signs of trauma.

Janette Glenn is expected in bond court Tuesday.

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