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IL MARLEN OCHOA-URIOSTEGUI: Missing from Chicago, IL - 23 April 2019 - Age 19 *Found Deceased*

Discussion in 'Located/Resolved' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, May 12, 2019.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Pregnant Chicago woman missing more than a week, due to give birth on May 5


    Police are still looking for a 19-year-old pregnant woman who has been missing for more than a week from Chicago's Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

    Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui was last seen in the 2000 block of South California Avenue, according to a high-risk missing person alert from Chicago police.

    Ochoa-Uriostegui, who is nine months pregnant, is due to give birth on Sunday, May 5th. She is described as a 5-foot-3, 125-pound woman with brown eyes, brown hair and a light brown complexion, police said. She was last seen wearing a gray sweater and sweatpants along with a maroon top with the Latino Youth High School logo on it.

    She may be driving a black Honda Civic with a license plate of AW27865.


    Marlen Ochoa, Missing For More Than A Week, Is Due To Give Birth Sunday, Family Says

    Any day now Marlen Ochoa is expected to give birth, but she has been missing for more than a week.

    Ochoa has a 3-year-old, and her family says she would not just simply leave.

    Family members say she may have been sighted at the Walgreens at 55th and Kedzie last Wednesday, a day after she disappeared, but they not been able to confirm that.

    “Captured, I think. Kidnapped, probably,” said Oscar Ochoa, Marlen’s brother.

    The family fears she was taken against her will.

    “It’s hard for me to believe that she wanted to leave,” said Oscar.

    The mom, who is nine months pregnant, was last seen April 23 leaving Latino Youth High School in Pilsen and was supposedly heading to pick up her son. She never showed up, and there has been no communication since.


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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Missing Pregnant Teen Marlen Ochoa’s Family Believes Baby Found Abandoned In Hermosa Could Be Hers

    Marlen Ochoa has been missing for more than two weeks, and was due to give birth to her baby this week, and her family believes a newborn found abandoned on top of a garbage can in the Hermosa neighborhood Tuesday afternoon could be her child.

    Marlen is 19 years old and 9 months pregnant. She has been missing since April 23. She was due to give birth on Sunday, and her family has asked police to determine if a baby found on top of a garbage can in an alley near Keystone and Wabansia is Marlen’s.

    “The baby that was found yesterday, there’s a possibility it’s my daughter’s,” said Ochoa’s mother. “I pray to God it is.”

    “We hope that DNA testing will lead us to that result, one way or another,” said Rev. Walter Coleman, the family’s pastor.

    A mother and daughter spotted the baby after hearing him crying then took him to a firehouse.

    Paramedics then tied off the umbilical cord of the bleeding baby and began working on him.

    Paramedics worked on the baby, who they say was not breathing and had no pulse, for more than a half hour before emergency room workers took over, a source told CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov.

    A source told Kozlov the baby was stabilized and moving his arms and legs with his eyes open after the incident. After paramedics worked on him, the source says neonatal doctors at Norwegian American Hospital worked to save him without giving up, even though some thought it was futile.

    Lurie Children’s Hospital has declined to provide an update on the baby’s condition, citing privacy concerns.

    The baby will be in DCFS care when he is released from the hospital, DCFS confirms.

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  3. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    Missing Pregnant Teen Found Slain, Her Baby Ripped From Her Womb

    The mystery over the fate of a 19-year-old pregnant Chicago teen missing for the past three weeks took a dark turn on Wednesday when authorities announced she’d been found slain, with her baby cut out of her womb, and stuffed into a garbage can in the yard of a 46-year-old woman who’d allegedly offered her free baby clothes online.

    The baby of Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui is said to be in critical condition at a local hospital after being passed off as the 46-year-old woman's child late last month, immediately after the 19-year-old was reported missing at nine months pregnant. The Cook County Medical Examiner determined the expectant mother's cause of death to be “ligature strangulation” and ruled her death a homicide on Wednesday.
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  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    This is so terrible. :(

    His young wife killed, her baby cut from womb, husband asks, 'Why did these bad people do this?'

    As she left Latino Youth High School last month, 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez had one quick errand to run before picking up her 3-year-old son from day care. It would be the last time she was seen alive.

    Nine months pregnant, Ochoa-Lopez drove to a home on the Southwest Side where a woman she met through Facebook was offering a double stroller and maybe some baby clothes. Once inside, police say Ochoa-Lopez was strangled and her baby boy cut from her womb.

    But the newborn had problems breathing and the woman who had lured Ochoa-Lopez to the home made a frantic 911 call saying the baby was "pale and blue." The baby was rushed to a hospital, where the teen's family say the boy is brain-dead but still hooked up to life support.

    Ochoa-Lopez's body was dumped behind the home in the 4100 block of West 77th Place, where it was discovered early Wednesday — nearly four weeks later — after residents of the home were taken into custody, police said.

    As police questioned the suspects Wednesday night, Ochoa-Lopez's 20-year-old husband stood outside the Cook County medical examiner's office and vowed justice for his young wife.

    "Why did these people, why did these bad people do this? She did nothing to them," said Yovani Lopez, stretching his arm in back of him, toward the morgue. "She was a good person.

    “We’re going to have justice with those responsible,” he added. “We’re going to go hard after them. We won’t let it go.”

    Police say they are questioning four people, including a 46-year-old woman who contacted Ochoa-Lopez through a Facebook group for mothers.

    “We believe all of them played some role in this unspeakable act of violence,” police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

    Around 6 p.m. that day, the Chicago Fire Department answered a 911 call from the home. "The caller gave birth 10 minutes ago," the dispatcher said. "Forty-six years of age. The baby isn't breathing. The baby is pale and blue. They are doing CPR."

    Department spokesman Larry Merritt said the baby was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. A source said that the baby “was basically blue” when paramedics arrived and that the "mother" was taken to the same hospital. It was not known who that woman was, since according to police Ochoa-Lopez was already dead.

    In recent days, Ochoa-Lopez's family said it has been told by police that DNA samples from the baby were a match with DNA extracted from the teen's toothbrush and hairbrush. The family has been visiting the baby at the hospital, and the father has named the boy Yovani Yadiel Lopez.

  5. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I can't fathom how people can be this cruel! All planned out, too. :(
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    noZme Bronze Member

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    kdg411 Resource Mod

    A baby cut from his mother's womb after she was killed opens his eyes

    In the photo, taken Sunday by a student pastor, the baby is being held by his father Yovany Lopez. The infant is attached to various tubes and appears to be asleep in his father's arms. Around the time the photo was taken, the baby opened his eyes.

    "We were just praying and praying and he opened his eyes, and his dad said, "Oh my God, he opened his eyes!'" Cecilia Garcia, a student pastor who is assisting the family, told CNN.

  8. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Come on little buddy! You can do it!
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  9. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, 19, was a dark-haired beauty and nine months’ pregnant when she went missing April 23, 2019, in Chicago, Ill. That day Ochoa-Lopez had attended classes at Latino Youth High School in Chicago, planning to pick up her 3-year old at daycare later that day.

    According to police, prior to her disappearance she had appealed to other mothers on a Facebook group called “Help a Sister Out,” asking for help securing a double stroller for her toddler and new baby.

    A high-school student, Ochoa-Lopez wrote in a post that she was unemployed and short on cash, and willing to buy, trade, or accept the double stroller as a donation.

    A woman had responded to her Facebook post with an offer to provide baby clothes and other items. The woman then directed Ochoa -Lopez to private message her for more information. Ochoa-Lopez had purchased baby items from the woman before.

    On May 14, 2019, the body of Ochoa-Lopez was found stuffed inside a garbage bin in the backyard of the woman who had offered her baby supplies.

    Ochoa-Lopez had been strangled with a cable and her unborn baby forcibly removed from her womb.

    Police arrested the woman from the Facebook post, Clarisa Figueroa, 46, along with her daughter Desiree Figueroa, 24, both charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery of a child less than 13 years old. Desiree Figueroa’s boyfriend Piotr Bobak was charged with concealing the death of a person and one felony count of concealing a homicidal death.

    “Words cannot express how disgusting and thoroughly disturbing these allegations are,” said Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.

    Community helping put the puzzle together

    During the 3 weeks Ochoa-Lopez was missing, friends and family frantically searched for her. According to the family’s pastor, Jacobia Cortes, when Ochoa-Lopez’s husband tried to report her missing, he was told to return in 72 hours. He did return and in addition, the family had hired a private investigator.

    The family also turned to the local church who came together and helped plaster the neighborhood with fliers of Ochoa.

    As a result, people in the neighborhood began calling the church to report they had seen Ochoa-Lopez enter the home where she would be later found dead. According to Cortes, concerned residents also said one of the women who lived at the residence, describing her in her 40’s, had suddenly had a baby without ever appearing to be pregnant.

    The same day Ochoa-Lopez went missing the Chicago Fire Department received a call that a newborn was in distress at the home where Ochoa was eventually found.

    According to fire department spokesperson Larry Langford, for the three weeks that Ochoa-Lopez was missing, her baby boy was hospitalized and accompanied by a woman who claimed she had given birth to him. However, according to Ochoa’s father, Arnulfo Ochoa, there were missed opportunities to find his daughter earlier.

    Grizzly details surface

    On May 14, police obtained a search warrant and crime lab technicians searched the house on Chicago’s Southwest Side, only 4 miles from Ochoa-Lopez’s own home.

    Bleach and other cleaning supplies were found in the home, along with evidence of burned clothes.

    “They are finding remains of burned clothes, they are finding some blood indication on the living room carpet, some blood indication on the hallway, some blood indication on the bathroom floor,” police said.

    Ochoa-Lopez’s body was found in a garbage can, hidden in the yard, along with the cable used to strangle her.

    Desiree Figueroa told police she helped her mother strangle Ochoa-Lopez from behind the couch until she took her last breath and peed herself.

    Apparently, Clarisa Figueroa plotted for months to acquire a newborn before they kidnapped Ochoa-Lopez and cut her baby from her womb using a butcher knife, according to prosecutors.

    Ochoa-Lopez was lured to Clarisa Figueroa’s home. When she arrived, Desiree Figueroa showed her a photo album of her late brother to distract her as her mother went behind Ochoa-Lopez with a cord and began strangling her, prosecutor Jim Murphy told reporters.

    When Ochoa-Lopez managed to get her finger under the cord, Clarisa Figueroa yelled at her daughter, “You’re not doing your f—ing job!” The daughter then pried Ochoa-Lopez’s fingers from the cord “one by one” while her mother continued to strangle the teenager for another five minutes.

    Reading from court documents, Murphy said when Ochoa-Lopez showed no signs of life, Clarisa Figueroa cut her open with a butcher’s knife, removed the baby and the placenta, then put the baby in a bucket with the umbilical cord still attached.

    Authorities think the nightmarish plot was hatched during 2018, when Clarisa Figueroa told her family she was pregnant, later posting an ultrasound and photos of a room decorated for a baby on Facebook. Her daughter said she was surprised because she believed her mother had had her tubes tied.

    According to Murphy, this announcement came not too long after Clarisa Figueroa’s own adult son had died from natural causes during 2018.

    On March 5, 2018, Clarissa Figueroa made a Facebook post that read, “Who is due in May?” Another post said, “Where is the May mammas at?” Ochoa-Lopez, seven months pregnant at the time, replied and that is when Clarisa Figueroa offered her free baby clothes.

    When Clarisa Figueroa first asked her daughter to help her kill someone to take their baby, the daughter initially said no.

    They first met with Ochoa-Lopez around April 1. Desiree told her boyfriend of her mother’s intention to kill Ochoa-Lopez, and he warned he would call the police if they harmed the young mother. According to the prosecutor, Clarisa Figueroa then told the boyfriend the whole thing had been an April Fool’s joke.

    They killed Ochoa-Lopez when she returned the second time on April 23. After killing her, the mother and daughter allegedly wrapped her in a blanket, placing the body in a large plastic bag. They proceeded to drag the body outside and placed it in a garbage can in a hidden area next to the garage.

    Clarisa Figueroa then called 911 and claimed she had just delivered a baby and that it wasn’t breathing, authorities told reporters. When the first responders arrived, the baby was blue. The baby was immediately transported to a nearby hospital.

    “At the hospital, doctors found no signs Clarisa Figueroa had just given birth,” prosecutors said. “She also had blood on her arms, hands, and face that police later determined to be the blood of Ochoa-Lopez.

    Christ Medical Center in suburban Oaklawn has declined to comment, cutting state and federal regulations.

    The baby, named Yadiel, remains hospitalized in intensive care and on a breathing machine.
    On May 25, hundreds filed into a Stickney funeral home to pay their respects to the young mother.

    “Today is a sad day – not only for [Marlen’s] family but for all of Chicago,” one community organizer said.
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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Baby cut from womb of teenage mother Marlen Ochoa-Lopez dies

    A baby boy has died a month and a half after he was cut from the womb of his teenage mother, who had been lured to a Southwest Side home and strangled.

    Yovanny Jadiel Lopez had been on life support at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn since he was born April 23. Doctors had told the family he had suffered severe brain damage from a lack of oxygen. He was pronounced dead around 5 a.m. Friday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

    “It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of baby Yovanny Jadiel Lopez,” family spokeswoman Julie Contreras said in a statement. “He passed away this Friday June 14, 2019 from his severe brain injury. Please keep his family in your thoughts & prayers as they go through this difficult time.”

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  11. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    That totally sucks. I was really thinking that he was going to make it. :(
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  12. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Marlen Ochoa-Lopez death: Mother, daughter charged with murder in baby's death

    The mother-daughter duo accused of murdering a pregnant teen and removing the baby from her body are now being charged in the death of the child.

    Clarisa Figueroa and her daughter Desiree were already facing first degree murder charges for allegedly killing 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez. They remain in jail after prosecutors charged the duo with the murder of her son Thursday.

    "The medical examiner determined that the cause of death was anoxic encephalopathy, which is when the brain tissue is deprived of oxygen; intrauterine hypoxia, which is when the fetus is deprived of an adequate supply of oxygen; and maternal assault," Cook County assistant state's attorney James Murphy said.

    Judge Mary Marubio denied both women bond. They were originally charged with only aggravated battery to a child for removing the baby from his mother's womb after they allegedly strangled her to death. The Figueroas, along with Clarisa's boyfriend, who is charged with concealing the homicide, have all pleaded not guilty.

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