Marlene Ochoa missing: 9 month old pregnant Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui is dead weeks after she went missing on April 23rd 2019.
Her remains were recovered from a home on the 4100 block of West 77th Place.
The medical examiner has identified the remains and confirmed they are Marlen’s.
19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui cause of death was determined to be ligature strangulation. Her death has been ruled a homicide.
Police are now questioning four people in the teen’s disappearance. The people were taken into custody from the home on West 77th Place, where Marlen Lopez remains were recovered.
Marlene Ochoa missing: How Marlene Ochoa death happened
Ochoa-Uriostegui went missing on April 23. According to her family, after leaving Latino Youth High School in Pilsen, Marlene said she was going to the home on West 77th Place to swap items arranged through a Facebook group called “Help a Sister Out.”
The woman claimed to have a stroller and other baby items.
Cecelia Garcia, a spokeswoman for Ochoa-Uriostegui’s family said:
“She was giving clothes away, supposedly under the pretenses that her daughters had been given clothes and they had all these extra boy clothes. That’s the false pretenses that we believe led her to that house.”
Hours later that same day, neighbors said a 46-year-old woman came running out of the home claiming that she had just given birth to a baby boy and he wasn’t breathing.
Chicago fire officials have confirmed the baby was transported to Christ Hospital where he remains hospitalized in intensive care.
The baby has been described as brain dead and on life support. DNA testing by police reportedly confirmed the baby is Marlen’s baby, according to her family who have named him Yadiel.
The people being questioned by police include the 46-year-old woman, her boyfriend, her daughter and a man in his 20s.