Landlord fatally stabbed, woman in custody

July 2, 2009 5:23:04 AM PDT
A Chicago landlord has been stabbed to death in the 6400-block of West Touhy.Police have a female suspect in custody. The stabbing happened overnight at a new condominium complex on the city's Northwest Side on the second floor.

According to family, the victim is a 54-year-old man. He was found dead around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, stabbed in the neck.

Police say the suspect in custody is a 49-year-old woman who lives in the building and that this may be a domestic crime.

The victim's cousin and roommate says the man was found dead on his girlfriend's kitchen floor.

The landlord, who owns the building, lives on the fourth floor. He was an established developer in the area who was trying to sell the new condos.

"He never took advantage of nobody. He always tell people that live in the building, they love him so much. I think they are going to miss him," said Wissam Zaia, victim's cousin.

No charges have been filed yet.


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