Woman dies inside ex-CPD cop's home; police to conduct investigation

A woman died Saturday inside the home of a former Chicago police officer who was hospitalized following a 12-hour standoff last year in the Edison Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Hillary M. Tesmond, a 28-year-old from Mount Prospect, was pronounced dead at 6:05 p.m. on Nov. 3 after officers found her on the floor of the ex-police officer’s home in the 6500 block of North Onarga, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The former officer, who resigned in April, said he last saw her at 6:30 a.m. and called police after discovering her body, police said. She did not live in the home.

Area North detectives were investigating Tesmond’s death. The cause of death was pending an autopsy conducted Sunday, the medical examiner’s office said.

On March 14, 2017, the ex-officer was taken to a hospital after a 12-hour standoff with police in front of that home, police said.