Mystery as bodies of two women are found in Chicago River within an hour of each other

MYSTERY surrounds how two women were found in separate parts the Chicago River within an hour of one another.

The first woman’s body was discovered in the water at around 10.40pm in the 100 block of North Riverside Plaza in the city's West Loop neighborhood, cops said.

The body was pulled out by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) Marine Unit and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Officer Jessica Rocco, a Chicago Police spokesperson, and the medical examiner’s office.

Under an hour later at approximately 11.36pm and about four miles north, a second female body was found unresponsive in the water in the 2800 block of South Eleanor Street in Bridgeport, police said.

She was also pronounced dead at the scene.

The second woman has been identified as 80-year-old Yuet Tsang, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, an ABC7 Chicago report says.

Detectives are conducting a death investigation, pending autopsy results, officials said.

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So far, police have not said if the two scenes are related.

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