Pregnant teenager murdered and baby cut from her womb - U.S. police

Chicago Police missing person flier for Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui who had gone to a Chicago home in response to a Facebook offer of free baby clothes was strangled and her baby cut from her womb police and family members said

Teen Killed, Her Baby Cut From Womb; Husband Asks, ‘Why Did These Bad People Do This?’

A pregnant teenager has been found dead in Chicago three weeks after her baby was cut from her body, police say.

Now, as the family prepares to bury the 19-year-old -whose baby was cut from her after she was strangled - her parents want to fulfill her wish.

Arnulfo Ochoa, the father of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, is surrounded by family members and supporters, as he walks into the Cook County medical examiner's office to identify his daughter's body, Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Chicago.

The baby is in grave condition, police said.

At around 6 p.m. on the same day that Ochoa-Lopez failed to pick up her son from day care, paramedics from the Chicago Fire Department were dispatched to the same southwest Chicago home where her body was found weeks later.

Police spokesperson Kellie Bartoli said detectives were questioning three people in connection with the case and that charges were pending.

Ochoa-Uriostegui was lured on Facebook by a woman who was offering baby clothes, a spokeswoman for the victim's family said.

The woman believed to have lured the teen later called emergency services to report a baby that was having difficulty breathing, the Chicago Tribune reported.

He did and the family hired a private investigator, who Cortes said helped find Ochoa-Lopez's auto near the home where her body was found. Paramedics tried to resuscitate the baby on the way to the hospital. Authorities haven't said a body of an infant has been found. Clarisa Figueroa and Desiree Figueroa have been charged with the murder of Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui and with the aggravated battery of Marlen's baby boy.

She wanted to raise another child two years after her son died of natural causes, according to police.

The screen shots show that another group member responded, asking Ochoa-Lopez if she could wait a week.

Leeds crash out of play-offs | Calendar
Jack Marriott crushed Leeds United's promotion hopes with a late victor for Derby County at Elland Road on Wednesday night. And the Leeds fans chanted at Lampard about 'spygate'.

The family said it has been told that DNA extracted from Ochoa-Uriostegui's toothbrush and hairbrush was used to establish a match between the teen and the baby. She never showed up, officials said.

"She was giving clothes away, supposedly under the pretense that her daughters had been given clothes and they had all these extra boy clothes", she said.

Police said their missing person case took a turn when they first learned of the Facebook conversation and interviewed the Figueroas on 7 May.

"We lived together for four years and now I see her with her eyes closed", Yovany Lopez, standing outside the morgue in tears, told CNN affiliate WGBO.

Ms Ochoa-Lopez's body was found at the same property on Wednesday, 15 May.

The mother's boyfriend, 40-year-old Piotr Bobak, was charged with concealment of a homicide.

He went to Cortes for help and plastered the neighborhood with missing persons fliers with Ochoa-Lopez's photo, the pastor said.

"Her mother told me Marlen was always affectionate, but that day she seemed especially loving".

The Chicago Sun-Times also reports that Bobak last fall began posting ultrasound images with Clarisa Figueroa's name on Facebook, saying "my baby hopefully twins Love Clarissa".

Tere Layra, a family friend, remembers Ochoa-Lopez spent hours doing her homework and would scoff at doing household chores instead of studying.

Latest News