"She was truly a ray of sunshine," the victim's sister said.
A 21-year-old woman who was last seen alive getting into an Uber two months ago has been found dead in a Chicago alleyway. The Chicago Police Department confirmed the discovery of the body of a deceased woman in the 2300 block of W. 24th Place on Wednesday, March 15, per PEOPLE. Her family identified her as 21-year-old Rosa Chacon, according to WLS-TV. On a GoFundMe page, her sister Elizabeth described how the family "spent days and nights looking for her all throughout the city of Chicago" after they realized she had gone missing on January 18. They last saw her catching a rideshare outside their Chicago home but it was unclear where she was headed.
"She said, 'I'll be back mom. I got the Uber ride there and the Uber ride back,' that's what she told me," her mother told the outlet. Her body was discovered tied up, wrapped in sheets and stuffed into a shopping cart and was abandoned in a Chicago alleyway. Her family identified her by the tattoos on her body. "I miss my baby," her father Jose Lucio said. "Normally when our daughter leaves, we hear from her. She calls the next day, she calls an hour after she leaves, she's in a house, she's secure, she's nice and warm. But we didn't hear anything," he added.
"I don't know how they have a heart to do somebody like that," added the victim's mother.
Body of missing Chicago woman, 21, found tied up in shopping cart https://t.co/13cZES5Y3L pic.twitter.com/2GgxD0KCk5— New York Post (@nypost) March 20, 2023
The family also claimed that authorities did little to help them. "The cop said a crime had to be committed for them to do anything," said Alejandro Guzman, the victim's boyfriend, of the time when the family first reported her missing. So far no arrests have been made in connection to her death.
Elizabeth remembers her sister as someone who "was spunky and full of life. She was one to always make us laugh and smile. She was truly a ray of sunshine. She would have been 22 this year." She also requested "family, friends, and community to donate whatever they can to help pay for the funeral arrangements and support my parents during these times. Thank you, and God bless," she signed off the fundraiser. So far they have raised $9,748 at the time of this publication.
A $15,000 reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of her killer or killers, according to CBS.
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