ST. PAUL (WCCO) — The daughter of former Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch has been found dead in downtown Chicago.

Chicago Police said they found the body of 27-year-old Anne Hatch  at 3:45 p.m. Sunday in her apartment after a building employee was conducting a well-being check.

On Monday afternoon, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office reported that the cause of death was suicide by asphyxiation.

The Hatch Family released the below statement:

“Our daughter, Anne, died unexpectedly yesterday in Chicago.  This is a sad and painful time for our family.  Nothing in life can prepare you for the loss of a child.  We are grateful for the outpouring of support and compassion we have received from so many people.  We ask that our family’s privacy be respected at this very difficult time.”

WCCO-TV’s Caroline Lowe Reports