Autopsy: Yvonne Augustus, 47, beaten to death in Greater Grand Crossing murder-suicide

Scene where Yvonne Augustus was killed / Photo from NVP
Scene where Yvonne Augustus was killed / Photo from NVP

A man beat a woman to death before hanging himself in a Greater Grand Crossing home Wednesday night.

Yvonne Augustus, 47, and Ezra Walton, 28, were found dead in the home in the 7100 block of South Ingleside Avenue about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.

An autopsy determined Augustus, who lived at the home, died from multiple blunt force injuries from an assault and her death was ruled a homicide, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Walton died of asphyxiation from hanging himself and his death was ruled a suicide, according to an autopsy. Walton lived on the block, but it was not immediately known if he also lived in the home.

A police source said the attack is thought to be a domestic-related, but the relationship between the pair was not immediately available.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

— Sun-Times Media Wire

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