UMD doctoral candidate Anat Kimchi stabbed to death in downtown Chicago – CBS Baltimore
BALTIMORE (WJZ) – A doctoral student from Maryland has died after a visit to Chicago. Police said Anat Kimchi, 31, was stabbed and killed on Saturday afternoon.
They think the suspect is homeless.
Kimchi was visiting Chicago this weekend when she was assaulted on Saturday afternoon. Police said she was stabbed in the back and radio transmissions between first responders reveal she may have suffered neck injuries as well.
Police said Kimchi was walking along an area known as “The Loop” when someone came in from behind with a knife. She was pronounced dead in a hospital.
“As you can see, there is a homeless encampment which is adjacent to where this crime scene is located. hid in the bushes and went out and committed this heinous crime, ”said David Brown, Chicago Police Superintendent.
The Loop is located in downtown Chicago, about a block from Willis Tower, a popular tourist destination. However, police said the crime took place in an isolated area near a highway. The police commissioner said the crime was captured under surveillance but the suspect was missing.
Kimchi attended Charles E. Smith Jewish School in Montgomery County and continued to advance throughout her academic career to become a doctoral candidate in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland.
Donations in memory of Kimchi can be made on the school site via this link. Click on “Thank You Card” then enter Anat Kimchi’s name before submitting your donation.
Kimchi’s funeral will take place on Wednesday.