Body Identified As Missing Pregnant Woman, Suspects In Custody

Mike Krauser
May 15, 2019 - 6:54 am
Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui

Chicago police

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the woman found dead at a home on the Southwest Side is a 19-year-old pregnant woman reported missing three weeks ago.

The autopsy shows Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui was strangled and classifies her death as a homicide.

Persons of interest are being questioned following her disappearance from Little Village three weeks ago, Chicago police said.

Ochoa-Uriostegui, 19, has been missing since April 23 and was nine months pregnant. She was last seen in the 2000 block of South California Avenue, according to a high-risk missing person alert from Chicago police.

Ochoa-Uriostegui’s family said the baby was delivered and was taken to a hospital.  

The family said Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui had gone to a home on the 4100-block of West 77th Place on April 23 to buy used baby supplies and may have never left. Her car was found nearby.

Ochoa-Uriostegui was due on May 5.

On Tuesday, Chicago Police arrested three occupants of the home - a man and two women. It was revealed that those same people brought a baby to Christ Hospital, claiming to have given birth at home. It was the same day Ochoa-Uriostegui was last seen.

The family said DNA tests proved the baby is Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui and her husband, Yovani's child. According to the family, the baby was found to have no brain function and will be taken off life support.