Police have person of interest in 3-year-old’s murder

A three-year-old girl who was found dead in a home on the Northwest Side died from child abuse.

Police officers were called to the home in the 3300 block of North Natchez Avenue Sunday night.

That’s where they found the body of Ashley Mendoza.

Neighbor says the mother told police someone broke into her home while she slept, and she woke up to find her daughter’s body.

But an autopsy revealed she suffered multiple injuries a result of child abuse.

Police say they are talking with someone in the case, but no charges have been filed.

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4 comments

  • bobhamiltonchicago

    If they know the person is guilty, can the Chicago Police just handle this themselves, so the taxpayers don't have to pay for the killer, 24/7 for the next 35 years?

    • kirby14

      How does Illinois get back the death penalty?? I don't want to read about what 'problems' or 'issues' drove this piece of garbage to kill an innocent 3 year old…WHERE IS THE DEATH PENALTY???

  • Lynn

    My heart goes out to the little girl who loss her life.The Bible speaks of the time we are living in as the last days where incidents such as this are common.We can look forward to the time when all such as will be a thing of the past.

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