Sunday, August 27, 2017 || By Local News Curator|| @maywoodnews
A woman who was being investigated in connection to a Grayslake house fire committed suicide by jumping from a parking garage outside of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood on Aug. 24, according to multiple reports.
The woman, identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as 64-year-old Deborah St. Antoine-Brown, had spoken with investigators about the house fire just hours before her death.
According to an Aug. 25 Chicago Tribune report, authorities discovered Friday that St. Antoine-Brown’s teenage grandson, whose body had been found in the fire, appeared to have been shot in the head.
The garage where the woman jumped was located on the 2100 block of South 1st Ave., according to the Medical Examiner’s office. Per the Tribune report:
“Before her death, St. Antoine-Browne gave the boy’s relative a bottle of prescription medication with instructions to ‘take it all,’ Grayslake Police Chief Philip Perlini said, adding that police learned of the allegation from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Perlini said the relative had ingested some of the medication, but sought emergency medical help at the hospital.”
The Tribune noted that authorities have not yet determined the cause of the fire. Police recovered a .38-caliber pistol from the home, where she was the guardian of two minors when the fire happened. Those minors are now in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services, the Tribune reported.