Bodies of woman, 3 kids found in East Chatham home

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CHICAGO -- Four people were found dead in a home in the East Chatham neighborhood Saturday night.

The bodies were found around 8:25 p.m. Saturday in the 8300 block of South Drexel Avenue. Relatives have confirmed that the victims were Latoya Jackson, 27, and three boys: Andrew Simms, 11, Cameron Jackson, 9, and 5-year-old Cantrell, whose last name is not yet known.

They say all three of the boys were Jackson's children.

Authorities say the woman appeared to have suffered some sort of trauma to her head, and her body appeared to have been burned, but have not yet determined the cause of death.

Authorities say all of the bodies were in a decomposing state.

The state fire marshal was at the scene and investigators were seen entering the house in white body suits with full face masks, attached to oxygen tanks.

Police were asked to make a well-being check when they made the discovery.
They say neighbors had called to report a bad smell coming from the home.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

10 comments

  • FishMan

    These are 3 Kids! 3 Kids…When the Hell are we gonna Stop this! Stop the Comments!…Stop the Killings!!…Stop the Hate!!! 3 Kids that Will Never have a Chance Like We Did!!!!!!!!!! 3 Kids…We Should be able to Look at them Dead as the Chicago Police Homicide Detectives that have to see this and Live with that The Rest of Their Lives. These Detectives are Human Too. Thank God we have them. Maybe the Pictures of the Kids Should be on the Front Pages to show the Crime that was committed. Maybe The Good People of this City will Wake Up. Instead of the 3 kids Just Being a Stat. Show the Pictures. Show the Person who did this. The Coward..You Hurt a CHILD. You KILLED a CHILD. When Will This Stop.

  • Jazzy Jana

    OH MAY GOSH, I GREW UP ON 83rd AND INGLESIDE. THIS IS TERRIBLE. WHO WOULD KILL 3 INNOCENT CHILDREN AND THEIR MOTHER. MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOU FOR THIS TERRIBLE ACTS.

  • Enough

    I don’t know the woman and I don’t know what she may or may not have done to cause this but why the children……how do you look at those babies and take their life, I can MAYBE understand a domestic dispute that may have gone too far but what did the babies do?

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.