The Tragic Death of a Woman Found Beaten on a CTA Red Line Train
A 61-year-old woman, Vivian Morgan, tragically lost her life over the weekend after being severely beaten on a CTA Red Line train, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Discovery of the Injured Woman
CTA workers made a horrifying discovery when they found Morgan seriously injured on a train car at the Roosevelt station at around 1:30 a.m. on January 4th, as reported by the police.
Suspect Identified and Charges Filed
Last week, prosecutors charged Mijawon Johnson, a 36-year-old Chicago resident, with attempted murder after allegedly assaulting Morgan. Prosecutors revealed that Johnson had beaten Morgan with closed fists, causing her to fall into a comatose state and suffer multiple broken ribs. Shockingly, Johnson was on parole at the time of the attack.
Johnson’s Criminal History
Johnson had been serving a six-year sentence for armed robbery and was released on parole in August 2023, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections. The charges against him now include attempted murder with a strong probability of death, two counts of aggravated battery, and violating an order of protection.
Autopsy Results Awaited
Vivian Morgan sadly passed away on Saturday morning at Stroger Hospital. The Cook County medical examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of her death.
Possible Upgraded Charges
It remains to be seen if the state’s attorney’s office will upgrade the charges against Johnson. The office has yet to respond to requests for comment on the matter.
Contributed by Caroline Kubzansky from the Chicago Tribune.