Person questioned after woman found stabbed to death in Park Ridge; woman ID’d

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PARK RIDGE, Ill. — Police are questioning a person of interest after a woman was found stabbed to death inside a home in Park Ridge.

Park Ridge police said they responded to the 1900 block of South Courtland Avenue for a well-being check around 12 p.m. Monday. When officers arrived, they discovered a woman dead inside the home.

Autopsy results on Tuesday showed that the woman, identified as 74-year-old Judith Krystyniak, died of multiple stab and incised wounds. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Park Ridge Police spokesperson Tom Godomski said they have been speaking to a person of interest since Monday afternoon.

“I don’t know if there will be charges. We’re obviously talking to somebody and we’re working as a team to come to a conclusion in the investigation,” he said.

Authorities said the incident was isolated and that there was no danger to the public.

“When somebody goes in bad circumstances like that it’s never good,” Lukasz Kowalczik, a neighbor, said. “It always makes me nervous. Nervous for older people around the neighborhood. For our mothers for our grandmothers. We all have moms.”

Park Ridge police are being assisted in the death investigation by the Cook County Major Case Assistance Team.

“I hope this never happens again. I hope they catch this guy. I never met the woman but my prayers go out to her family. I hope she gets avenged for this,” Kowalczi said.


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