A police investigation into the death of a 90-year-old man has not turned up evidence supporting a ruling that the Cook County medical examiner’s office that he was a victim of elder abuse. The paramedics took the man from his home after a neighbor reported finding him duct-taped to a living room chair. The elderly man wrongfully died in an area hospital.
The medical examiner’s office last week ruled the case a homicide and died of dehydration and elder abuse. The man told his family he wanted to die at home, so they did everything they could to make sure he didn’t go back to a hospital. The Will County state’s attorney’s office said the elderly abuse case is still under investigation.
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