A pregnant woman who went to a house in Chicago in response to a Facebook offer for free baby clothes was strangled and her baby cut from the womb, police and family members said. The newborn was in a serious condition and was not expected to survive.
Four people interrogated and three arrested, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told CBS Chicago. One of the detainees is considered a person of interest, the broadcaster reports.
According to Guglielmi, charges including murder are to be filed on Thursday afternoon.
The body of 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui was found early Wednesday behind the house.on April 23. The same day, paramedics were called to a home on the Southwest Side several miles away for a baby with breathing problems.
"We believe she was murdered, and we believe the baby was forcibly removed after the murder," Guglielmi said, calling it an "unspeakable act of violence."
According to WLS-TV A 911 dispatcher reported that a 46-year-old woman called to say that she had been born 10 minutes earlier and that the baby was pale and blue and did not breathe.
The family of Ochoa-Uriostegui, a married mother of a 3-year-old son, said a woman on Facebook lured her home with a stroller and baby clothes. Cecelia Garcia, a spokeswoman for the family, said Ochoa-Uriostegui met the woman through a Facebook group called Help A Sister Out.
"She gave away clothes, allegedly on the pretext that her daughters had been A neighbor told CBS Chicago, on April 23, the woman who lived in the house ran outside with a newborn and a bloody shirt, but she had no blood on her gray shorts The neighbor said the woman had told her "I just got a baby and it's not breathing."
A fire department spokesman confirmed to CBS Chicago that a baby was in trouble An ambulance from the same address was brought to the Advocate Christ Medical Center 6 pm that day.
Garcia said the police had informed the family DNA tests that confirmed on Tuesday that the baby is from Ochoa-Uriostegui.
"You never meet anyone, people are really so angry.
The Ochoa-Uriostegui family has been looking for them since their disappearance more than three weeks ago, organizing search parties and urging the police to update the investigation. As in May. "After the deadline, the family held a press conference and asked for information.
Ochoa-Uriostegui's mother said her daughter was normal before her disappearance and already had a slight contract. She doubted that her daughter would be her baby son
On Thursday, her husband Yiovanni Lopez visited his son at the hospital and called him Yadiel, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
"Why did these people, why did these bad people? She did not harm them, "Lopez told WLS," She was a good person. "