Tragedy struck when the Cook County medical examiner ruled 33-year-old Cortez Money’s death a homicide. He suffered brain injuries in a horrific Chicago assault in Greater Grand Crossing, leading to this dismal outcome.
Who Took Cortez Money’s Life? The Unanswered Questions Looming Over the 79th Street Tragedy
A disturbing complaint about a battery in the 900 block of East 79th Street was received by Chicago police soon before midnight on January 3. Officers found Cortez Money bleeding severely from a head wound. His condition necessitated immediate evacuation to the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Despite medical experts’ best attempts, Cortez Money died on a sad Saturday afternoon, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office. This already heartbreaking story is further poignant by the news that his death was caused by the assault’s head injuries.
While investigating this tragedy, the lack of a suspect in custody heightens irritation and powerlessness. The community and law enforcement face unanswered questions.
Cortez Money’s Tragic Fate Echoes in Greater Grand Crossing’s Shadows
Cortez Money is now in crime history and speaks to the fragility of life and the repercussions of needless violence. Family and friends mourning his tragic death also face the unpleasant fact that justice has yet to be served.
Non-closure and no known assailant placed a gloom on Greater Grand Crossing. The city mourns another violent death on the 900 block of East 79th Street, and the anxiety spreads. The need for healing and justice after this horrific loss is highlighted by the ongoing hunt for answers and accountability.