Aurelia Wilborn, 64

Aurelia Wilborn, 64, was found dead in her garage on Friday, and her death was ruled a homicide on Saturday. (Family photo via WGN-TV / July 7, 2013)

Chicago police are investigating how a 64-year-old woman died after the Cook County medical examiner's office determined her throat was cut in a homicide.

Aurelia Wilborn died from an incised wound to the neck--a cut--in a homicide, according to the medical examiner's office, which made the determination after an autopsy today. She was found at her home in the 10800 block of South Calumet Avenue and declared dead at 10:35 a.m. Friday.

Police are conducting a death investigation, according to Police News Affairs. The victim was found in a garage at the home about 10 a.m. Friday, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss, who did not have further details about how she was found.

Area South detectives are investigating.

Police are investigating whether the woman may have been robbed before her death.

Family members and friends told WGN-TV that they last saw Wilborn earlier in the week, and she was by a family member who went to check on her and found her dead in a pool of blood in her garage. Her 2005 Lexus, her keys, her purse and her cell phone were missing.

Family members told WGN-TV that Wilborn had lived in her home more than 30 years, and that she had worked as an accountant.

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