Police believe a pregnant woman missing since last month was murdered after being lured to an Illinois home. Her unborn baby was then ripped out of her dead body.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the remains of a woman found at an address at West 77th Place, Chicago, are those of 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui.
The death of Ochoa-Uriostegui, also known as Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, was ruled as homicide by strangulation. Ochoa-Uriostegui was nine months pregnant when she was last seen, leaving the Latino Youth High School in the Little Village neighborhood on April 23.
The victim’s family believe she went to the home after arranging to pick up a stroller and some baby clothes from a woman she had met on Facebook.
“She was giving clothes away, supposedly under the pretense that her daughters had been given clothes and they had all these extra boy clothes,” said Cecelia Garcia, spokeswoman for the Ochoa-Uriostegui family, reports WLS.
Police said that her baby was cut out of Ochoa-Uriostegui’s body after she was killed.
“We believe that she was murdered and we believe that the baby [was] forcibly removed following that murder,” Guglielmi said, reports the Chicago Tribune . He added that the baby is currently in hospital in critical condition.
The Chicago Fire Department confirmed that paramedics were called to the address on 77th Street on the day Ochoa-Uriostegui disappeared to reports of a newborn baby in distress. A source at the department told the Tribune that the baby was “basically blue” when emergency services arrived.
DNA tests later proved that the baby that was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn on the day Ochoa-Uriostegui went missing belonged to the 19-year-old.
At least seven people are currently being questioned by police in connection to Ochoa-Uriostegui’s death. “We believe all of them played some role in this unspeakable act of violence,” Guglielmi said.
Speaking in Spanish, Giovanni Lopez, the victim’s husband, told Fox 32 that he has “a lot of pain, a lot of anguish, a lot of sadness” following the discovery of his wife after weeks of frantic searching.
“I can’t anymore, it’s painful to lose your wife, the woman you love the most.
“We’re going to have justice with those responsible,” he added. “We’re going to go hard after them, we won’t let go. They don’t know the pain they’ve caused.”
Julie Contreras, a student pastor at Lincoln United Methodist Church, described how the family were “searching for answers with Marlen. Now they have that answer.”
“It’s a nightmare. It’s as if this family lived through a horror film,” Contreras told the Chicago Sun-Times. “The family wants [the suspect] prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
- We were forced to keep the remains of our dead baby in the fridge after hospital horror
- Fury at killer teen's sentence after killing 14-year-old as horrifying footage shared
- Evil mum HOWLS as she’s found guilty of murdering Logan Mwangi with stepdad & teen, 14, & dumping son, 5, in river
- Pregnant couple killed in Australia Day crash farewelled in private memorial service
- "Might just kill him": Cat dad ripped for suggesting pregnant wife move out
- Gogglebox family quit show to take on new ventures 'So grateful for opportunity'
- Salvador Ramos latest news – Texas shooter kills 21 in rampage likened to Sandy Hook and Parkland
- Royal Family news- Prince Harry & Meghan ‘still pushing for royal life’ despite not wanting the ‘association’ with them
- Cannes: Ukrainian film 'Butterfly Vision' depicts trauma of war
- I get paid to break into millionaire mansions, ambush guards & ‘kill’ VIPs – here’s 5 tips to avoid raids at YOUR home
- Mystery over Brittanee Drexel’s cause of death in shock autopsy result after Raymond Moody’s arrest for teen’s murder
- Inside Teen Mom Kailyn Lowry’s NIGHTMARE behavior on set including furious tantrums, refusing to film & locking out crew
Missing pregnant teen had baby ripped from womb after she was killed: "This family lived through a horror film" have 640 words, post on www.newsweek.com at May 16, 2019. This is cached page on Asia News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.