82-year-old mom of seven found beaten to death in Chicago on Mother’s Day

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, May 13, 2013 10:09 EDT
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Catherine Glenn and daughter Cathy. Catherine was found murdered in her home on Mother's Day, 2013. Photo: Screenshot via CBS Chicago.
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An 82-year-old Chicago woman and mother of seven was found lying in her closet on on Mother’s Day, beaten to death.

Just one day prior, Catherine Glenn was celebrating her birthday with Cathy, her 29-year-old daughter, according to The Chicago Tribune.

Her body was found the next morning, and coroners said it showed signs of blunt force trauma but the cause of death has yet to be determined.

“I can say this is the worst Mother’s Day ever,” Cathy Glenn told a reporter with CBS Chicago. “She was the most beautiful lady inside and out. She was a wonderful Christian lady, she would help anyone in need.”

Authorities are questioning one of Glenn’s family members about the incident, but no suspect has been named.

This video is from CBS Chicago, aired Monday, May 13, 2013.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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