Missing young woman from Little Village found dead in Westside Alley shopping cart since January: Family


The body of 21-year-old Rosa Chacon was found tied to a laundry cart and wrapped in sheets in a West Side alley on Wednesday, more than a month after she went missing.

The family hired a private investigator after a woman was reported missing when Chacon was last seen boarding a rideshare at the 2800 block of South St. Louis Avenue at night on January 18. , the family said they did not know where she had gone. .

In a statement, the Richard Detective Agency said it identified Chacon after “working closely with his family.” Chicago police said he died at the scene on the 2300 block of 24th West around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday.

On March 17, 2023, near the corner of 24th Street and Western Avenue in Chicago, Rosa Chacon's mother, Rosa Chacon, received a hug after a press conference and a small memorial service.

Her father, Jose Lucio, told the Tribune that his daughter was found tied up, wrapped in sheets and in a laundry cart.

Thursday’s autopsy was inconclusive and is still pending, according to the Cook County coroner’s office.

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Lucio, a community leader who voiced concerns about his daughter and said there was a lack of support from the Chicago Police Department and local city council members to activists in the area, worked closely with his father to raise awareness of the incident. A Dolores Castañeda said:

“They are completely heartbroken,” Castañeda said. Chacon would have turned 22 on March 18.

Rosa Chacon, also known as Rosa Chacon, stands behind a missing daughter flyer at a press conference and a small memorial service in memory of the 21-year-old girl near the corner of 24th and Western Avenues in Chicago on March 17, 2023. standing.

Chacon’s family and friends met for an all-nighter on Friday night to announce that the family would offer a $15,000 reward for more information leading to an arrest in Chacon’s death, and demand the involvement of the FBI.

Mother Rosa Chacon said: “I will seek justice for my daughter.

On Saturday, activists and families will unite again to fly balloons on Chacon’s birthday.

Anyone with information should contact Area 4 Special Victims Unit Detectives at 312-746-8251.


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