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This past October, West Ridge property owner and housing provider, Frances Walker, was brutally murdered and dismembered by one of her tenants. According to news reports, Ms. Walker was murdered after serving her tenant with an eviction notice and had had numerous previous disputes with this tenant prior to the crime. Other tenants in the building notified police when they heard screaming from within the building on Washtenaw Avenue. The tenant was subsequently arrested and charged for the crime and was last reported as being held in Cook County jail without bail.

This story is a grim reminder that being a housing provider can be a dangerous job and brings with it many challenges and risks. While such stories are, thankfully, rare, they are not unheard of, particularly as civility within our society is on the decline and criminality is on the increase.

Our hearts go out to the friend and family of Ms. Walker who was, by all accounts, a caring and responsible person.




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