By Emily Gray Brosious | Originally published at Homicide Watch Chicago | May 4, 2015
A 58-year-old woman found strangled in her Logan Square home appeared happy and upbeat just days earlier, according to a neighbor.
A friend found 58-year-old Bernadette Glomski dead in her home in the 2500 block of West Moffat Street on April 15, authorities said. An autopsy later concluded she died of asphyxia by strangulation and her death was ruled a homicide, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
“It’s heartbreaking. You don’t want to hear that happen to anyone … especially like 50 feet from your own bed,” said upstairs neighbor Keithon Gipson. “Whatever the situation, nobody deserves that.”
Authorities have released few details about the killing, and only released the woman’s name in hopes of locating a family member.
Despite the slaying, Gipson says he he still feels safe in the neighborhood.
Gipson, 38, has lived in the apartment directly above Glomski’s for about three years. He said Glomski lived there “for sometime” before he moved in.
Gipson said Glomski, and the man she lived with, were often outside doing yard work and odd jobs for the landlord.
“She was an interesting person. Not exactly the friendliest, I mean, she didn’t do anything wrong to anyone, just sometimes you’d try to avoid her. She was that type of character,” Gipson said.
Glomski appeared in good spirits, and days before her death Gipson said she was hanging out with friends and playing music in the backyard.
“She looked happy. The color in her face looked real good,” he said. “And to have her life end that way is unacceptable and terrible.”
Gipson said he spoke briefly with police the night Glomski was found dead, but says detectives have not contacted anyone in the building since then.
“I’m not a policeman, but it seems like they have somebody that they’re thinking about. Because they didn’t come back and rehashed anything with us,” he said.
Nobody has been charged for the killing. Area North detectives are investigating.