85-year-old East Dundee woman dies of stab wound

  • An East Dundee police officer stands guard on Aldis Avenue near Route 68 in East Dundee Saturday.

      An East Dundee police officer stands guard on Aldis Avenue near Route 68 in East Dundee Saturday. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Updated 7/20/2014 7:57 AM

An 85-year-old East Dundee woman was found fatally stabbed in her home Friday, authorities said Saturday night.

Police are investigating the death of Mildred "Dodie" Darrington as a homicide, Police Chief Terry Mee said. No one is in custody, Mee said.


An autopsy performed on Darrington Saturday morning found the woman died from "blood loss due to a stab wound," police said in a news release.

Officers were called to the home early Friday on a report of a woman found dead there under "suspicious circumstances," the release stated. The death occurred sometime in the 24 hours before, according to the release.

When reached by phone Saturday, Darrington's daughter declined to comment.

An officer in a patrol car stood guard outside the home on the 100 block of Aldis Drive Saturday. Investigators have finished combing the interior, but police are still monitoring the residence, Mee said.

Police added there is no immediate danger to the neighborhood near Route 68. Mee declined to answer other questions about the investigation.

The Kane County Major Crimes Task Force is helping East Dundee police investigate, according to the release.

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Anyone with information is asked to call East Dundee detective Dan Duda at (847) 428-4034.

Born in Schaumburg, Darrington is survived by her daughter, two grandchildren and five great granddaughters, according to an obituary being published in Sunday's Daily Herald.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Miller Funeral Home, 504 W. Main St., West Dundee. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 310 E. Main St., East Dundee.

Memorials can be made to the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church or the Alzheimer's Association.

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