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Edgewater Resident Found Dead At Red Line Station Is Ruled An Accident

An Edgewater man who was found by a CTA employee at the foot of stairs leading to the Loyola red line station lying unconscious and bleeding eventually died from his injuries. The death which had people on social media questioning foul play has now been ruled ‘accidental’ by Chicago police.

The 48-year-old victim, Eric Hall, lived on the 1200 block of W. Granville in Edgewater and was a local bartender. He was found around 5 a.m. on January 13 and was taken to Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where he was finally pronounced dead four days later on January 17.

The mysterious circumstances had many questioning the reason for his death including robbery. But according to Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, surveillance video from the scene showed that there was “no evident signs of foul play” and the injuries Hall received were “consistent with an accidental fall.”

The Cook County medical examiner’s office determined that Hall’s death was from head injuries sustained during the fall.


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