Nursing home death was homicide says coroner

A 63-year-old man’s death in a Burnham nursing home has been ruled a homicide reports the Chicago Sun-Times. The cause of death was determined by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The report says that Thomas Donovan, who died on April 1st at a Burnham nursing home located on 14500 S. Manistee Avenue died from “multiple injuries suffered during an assault.” Other factors in his death were hypertension and diabetes.

Police are investigating Donovan’s murder.

A murder in a nursing home facility seems pretty extreme. We will be following this investigation to determine if the patient died at the hands of a nursing home employee or another resident.

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