A 59-year-old female inmate awaiting trial on charges related to a 2008 disfiguring acid attack on a Logan Square woman died Wednesday.
Dirzo, who was being held at Cook County Jail, was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County Wednesday afternoon.
Officials said she had a history of liver cirrhosis and believe her death was natural.
She had been waiting for a kidney transplant and didn’t have much time to live, a Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman said several weeks ago.
Surveillance video reported Dirzo driving two females and a male, all juveniles, to the 2900 block of West Altgeld Street, where they accosted Esperanza Medina with a bat and a bottle of acid. One of the youths ended up throwing acid at Medina, according to authorities.
Medina suffered third-degree burns on 25 percent of her body as a result of the attack.