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Body Of Chicago Woman Who Went Missing After Taking Uber Ride Found Tied Up, Wrapped In Sheet In Shopping Cart

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Mar. 22 2023, Published 9:30 a.m. ET

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A Chicago woman last seen in January getting into an Uber has been found dead, tied up and wrapped in sheets and placed in a shopping cart, officials said.

On Jan. 18, 21-year-old Rosa Chacon left her home in Chicago and got into an Uber, according to WLS-TV.

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Her mother, also named Rosa Chacon, told WLS-TV, “She said, ‘I’ll be back, Mom. I got the Uber ride there and the Uber ride back,’ that’s what she told me.”

Rosa never disclosed to her mother where she was going or who ordered the Uber and her mother said she didn’t take anything with her, including a coat or her ID, according to WLS-TV.

A rep for Uber told the station they couldn’t release any information due to privacy and policy reasons.

According to Rosa’s family, they reported her missing to police.

Alejandro Guzman, Rosa’s boyfriend, told WLS-TV, “The cop said a crime had to be committed for them to do anything.”

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Around 10:45 a.m. on March 15, the body of Rosa Chacon was found only about two miles from where she was last seen, officials said. Her family identified her through her tattoos.

Police said her body was tied up, wrapped in sheets and put inside a shopping cart and placed in an alley in Chicago.

The cause of death is still being determined by the Cook County medical examiner.

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The Chacon family hired a Chicago-based private detective agency to help search for the missing woman, WLS-TV reported.

Jose Richart from the Richart Detective Agency told Newsweek they “believe the case is now a homicide and Chicago Police are working diligently on obtaining results.”

The investigation is ongoing for Chicago police, but community activists are offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible.

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