27 Year old Anne Hatch, daughter of the former Minnesota Attorney General, Mike Hatch, was found dead in her Chicago condo on Sunday.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s officials reported that Anne Hatch, committed suicide by hanging herself and was pronounced dead at 4:52 p.m. Examiners were called to the house after she was discovered in her Michigan Avenue home by a building employee who dropped by to see how she was.
The Hatch family released a statement saying: “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.”
Anne Hatch was as a vibrant young woman who seemed to enjoy life. She and her older sister Elizabeth, were the apples of their father’s eye.
Brian Bergson, a former employee of current Attorney General, Lori Swanson, said: “She just loved her dad so much and her dad loved her. It was very obvious when they were around each other. They had a very close relationship.”
In 2005 Anne Hatch graduated from Chicago’s DePaul University where she majored in communications.
Until her tragic death she worked in the health benefits division of Accenture, who are a management consulting company.
Anne Hatch and her sister Elizabeth were arrested outside a night club in Chicago in 2004, after an altercation with a police officer. The pair were celebrating her 21st birthday but the evening was ruined when bouncers removed Elizabeth from the premises.
It was then alleged that Anne Hatch tried to kick out a police squad car window, and Elizabeth was accused of slapping an officer and resisting arrest. The sisters countered those accusations by stating that officers had used excessive force.
Both sisters were acquitted on all charges in June 2005.
Ken Martin, who was involved in running Mike Hatch’s 2006 campaign for governor, fondly remembers Anne Hatch’s involvement. He told the press: “She was a really fun person and a delight to have in the office.”
So far the family haven’t publicised funeral arrangements.
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