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Student Brittany Kinlow found dead of gunshot wound to the head a week before graduating from college

Chicago police investigators are investigating two separate deaths in an apartment building that occurred one day apart, which began with the murder of a University of Illinois at Chicago student who was due to get his graduation next week.

The body of Brittany Kinlow, 23, was found by officers Monday in the Belle Shore building, FOX 32 Chicago reported. She was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

The death was ruled a homicide, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

A day later, the body of 26-year-old Jovan Cabrera was found in an eighth-floor apartment as authorities conducted a search warrant. His cause of death has not been revealed.

On Wednesday, authorities said they were investigating each death as an isolated incident. A police spokesperson told Fox News it has not been determined if Kinlow and Cabrera know each other.

Kinlow was due to graduate from college on May 9, her aunt, Danielle Kinlow-Cephas, wrote on Facebook.

“Please keep our family in your prayers as we try to make sense of this senseless act of violence. Our hearts are torn to pieces,” the post said.

Fox News contacted the university.

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