Ania Kosinska, 7-year-old Victoria Kotlinski fatally stabbed in Dunning home

A woman and a young girl were found murdered inside their Dunning home Sunday morning shortly after a man told Waukegan police he just “harmed his family.”

Police discovered the bodies 34-year-old Ania Kosinska and 7-year-old Victoria Kotlinski about 9 a.m. Sunday at their home in the 3400 block of North Odell Avenue, authorities said.

A Monday autopsy determined both died from multiple stab and incise wounds, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, which ruled the deaths homicides.

Earlier, police in north suburban Waukegan responded to an incident involving a “suicidal man,” Chicago Police said. After being taken into custody, the man told officers he harmed his family.

Chicago Police were then dispatched to the home Northwest Side home, where they found Kosinska and Kotlinski, authorities said.

Neighbor Maggie Witucki said her friend used to babysit the couple’s two girls. She said the couple would bicker often, and neighbors sometimes had to call police when things got loud, but the squabbling never turned violent.

Another neighbor, Patti Schoessow, said she saw the family out for a stroll Saturday night. Their sheepdog, who the neighbor said is named Lyla, ran across the street into the neighbor’s yard.

The wife chased the dog and promised the neighbor it wouldn’t bite. The husband followed. Then they walked back across the street and began to walk around the block with their two young girls in a motorized toy car.

The man has not yet been charged for the murders.

Area North detectives are investigating.

— Sun-Times Media Wire

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