Cleveland police records say woman’s death followed a fight with her cousin over a cigarette

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – New details have just emerged to 19 News regarding the homicide of a 62-year-old woman.

The victim, identified in Cleveland police records as Eleanor McGee, reported to officers that she was pushed onto the porch steps after a fight over a cigarette.

According to a Cleveland police spokesperson, officers were called to an assault on September 8, 2021 at a house on Hillview Road in the Euclid – Green neighborhood.

EMS was on hand to treat McGee when law enforcement arrived.

The 62-year-old told officers she was pushed down the stairs by her cousin after he refused to give her a cigarette, according to a Cleveland police report.

According to the report, McGee said his cousin left after their argument.

On Nov. 21, 2021, detectives learned that McGee was paralyzed by her injuries, which included blunt force trauma to her neck, the spokesperson said.

She died two days later, on Nov. 23, of an infected sacral pressure ulcer, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Cleveland police said homicide investigators have identified a person of interest and that person’s name has not been confirmed to 19 News.

This is a developing story. Return to 19 News for updates.

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