Missing pregnant teen killed, baby cut from womb


CHICAGO (CNN) – An infant is in critical condition and a young woman is dead in Chicago after a horrific attack.

Authorities say 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa was lured to a home after vanishing on April 23rd where she was killed and her unborn baby was cut out of her womb.

Police are questioning four people in connection with the crime.

Marlen Ochoa’s mom received the call she’s feared since her daughter went missing three weeks ago.

Breaking down in front of the medical examiner’s office that identified Marlen as the body found overnight in the Scottsdale neighborhood.

She was strangled and her death ruled a homicide.

Her mom saying she didn’t deserve what those people did to her, they deserve to be prosecuted to the fullest.

“She’s always that good friend that you could always lean on,” Nadia Herrera, a friend, said.

On Tuesday, four people from the same home were detained.

Sources say they are now being questioned in connection to Ochoa’s death.

Police were in that backyard for hours continuing the investigation.

It’s the same home family says Ochoa was lured to.

“There was a group page I think it was called ‘Help a Sister Out,’ and a woman, who was later the one who called 911, that said she had a baby, she was giving clothes away,” Cecilia Garcia, a Family Spokesperson, said.

Before she went missing, a Facebook post shows Ochoa chatting with a woman who offered free baby clothing.

They made plans to meet up.

The same day Ochoa was reported missing paramedics were called to the Scottsdale home where police are now focusing.

“The caller gave birth 10 minutes ago, 46 years of age, the baby isn’t breathing. Baby is pale and blue, they’re doing CPR,” dispatch audio stated.

That baby, sources say, belongs to Ochoa, not a 46-year-old woman.

The child cut out of Ochoa, and neighbors came with flowers to say goodbye.

“You have to put yourself in her family’s shoes and they must be heartbroken, and they want everyone to pray for them, and this is why I wanted to bring her flowers.”

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