Rosa Chacon, a 21-year-old woman from Illinois, was tragically found dead on Chicago’s Southwest Side, just one week before her 22nd birthday. She had been missing for almost two months.
When her body was found, it was tied up and wrapped in a sheet, placed inside a shopping cart in a back alley in the 2300 block of West 24th Place. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office was able to confirm her identity.
The last sighting of Chacon was on January 18th, when she was seen entering a ride-hailing vehicle in the 2800 block of St. Louis Avenue at 10:40 p.m. Her family told WLS that she did not book the Uber herself and did not take a coat or ID with her.
Her parents reported her disappearance to the police. Still, the investigators believed she was a runaway, which was unusual as she usually kept in contact with her family and friends.
In response to this tragedy, a reward of $15,000 has been offered for information regarding Chacon’s death. The case is currently open and pending the report from the medical examiner. Unfortunately, Uber has declined to release any private information due to their policies and privacy.