Medical Examiner – NBC Chicago

Medical Examiner – NBC Chicago


An employee stabbed by a man inside a downtown Chicago Chase bank on Wednesday has died, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Jessica Vilaythong, 24, of Chicago, was identified as the victim in the stabbing and was ultimately pronounced dead after being taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, the medical examiner’s office said Friday morning.

Police said the 24-year-old bank teller was stabbed in the left side of her neck after having a “brief conversation” with a man while inside the bank around 11:12 a.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of North Dearborn.

“There has been an incident at one of our branches near downtown Chicago today. Our thoughts right now are with our employee and their family,” Chase said in a statement at the time.

A suspect was being questioned in the stabbing, but charges were still pending as of Friday morning, authorities said.

The suspect being questioned was also charged with attacking two women at Navy Pier in 2014, according to police.

According to NBC 5 Investigates, the man was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Three years later, a judge ordered that he be sent to a mental health center.

Since the initial incident, the man has been charged with 11 felonies, including attempted murder and aggravated battery, records show.

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