Rep.’s office Sean Casten says the Congresswoman’s 17-year-old daughter, Gwen, passed away early Monday.
“The Casten family asks for privacy and we will not comment at this heartbreaking time,” the Illinois Democrat’s official Twitter account said.
The congressman’s office has not released any further details.
The Chicago Tribune reported that police responded to a house in the block where Mr. Casten lives at 7 a.m. Monday morning “to an unresponsive 17-year-old woman.”
M. Casten, who is seeking a third term, faces a Democratic primary against co-sitting Rep. Marie Newman in a redesigned legislative district.
Both campaigns asked outlets to immediately remove ads after reports of Gwen Casten’s death.