CHICAGO, IL. (THECOUNT) — Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui, the 19-year-old pregnant woman who went missing in Chicago, was lured to a home on the Southwest Side and killed along with her unborn child, according to grisly reports.
Sources say the fetus was cut out of Ochoa-Uriostegui’s body, according to Fox13News.
She was strangled to death, according to the medical examiner.
On Wednesday night, the Cook County Medical Examiner confirmed the body found in a garbage can at a home in the 4100 block of West 77th Place is that of Ochoa-Uriostegui, who went missing three weeks ago on April 23rd.
The Sun-Times reports that charges are expected to be filed against a 46-year-old woman.
A family member of the victim told FOX 32 that before Ochoa-Uriostegui was reported missing, she went to the 4100 block of West 77th Place to swap baby strollers with a woman she met in a Facebook group for pregnant mothers who claimed that she was pregnant as well.
Then, Ochoa-Uriostegui never showed up to pick up her 3-year-old son from daycare on April 23rd. Soon after, she was reported missing.
The same day Ochoa-Uriostegui was reported missing, a baby was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center with brain injuries from the 4100 block of West 77th Place, according to the Ochoa-Uriostegui family.
The family of Ochoa-Uriostegui says that DNA tests concluded the baby belongs to Ochoa-Uriostegui.
A statement from the family claims “the baby has been determined to be without any brain function and will be taken off of life support.”
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