Police are investigating after a 2-year-old boy was discovered in a house with two dead bodies on the city’s Far South Side on Wednesday.
The child was discovered unharmed, but a 27-year-old woman and a 79-year-old man were discovered dead, according to police.
The child was transported to Comer Children’s Hospital for evaluation.
Chicago police are expected to hold a press conference on the investigation around 4 p.m.
Javonni Jenkins and her father, Curtis Hardman, have been identified as the victims by family and colleagues.
Jenkins worked at Holy Cross Hospital as a medical assistant. When she failed to show up for work, they realized something was wrong, and colleagues began calling her. According to ABC7, Jenkins’ 2-year-old son eventually answered the phone.
For several hours, the colleagues FaceTimed with the toddler. They were the ones who initiated the well-being check after not seeing Jenkins throughout the call.
“All we could see was from his face up, so the ceiling the majority of the time,” said one anonymous colleague.
“We came a little too late,” said Nicole Worth, another Jenkins coworker. “We rescued the child. That was the best we could do.”
According to Chicago police, this is an isolated incident with no threat to the public.
Detectives from Area 2 are investigating and interviewing potential witnesses.
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