Missing Pregnant Teen Found Dead; Baby Cut From Body
A pregnant woman was murdered and had her baby cut from her womb after she went to a home in Chicago in response to a Facebook post about free baby clothes.
CNN reports that Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, 19, was nine months pregnant and already the mother of a 3-year-old. She went missing three weeks ago.
Marlen initially met her murderer, Clarisa on a Facebook page called ‘Help a Sister Out’.
“Hello ladies, I’m due May 10 and I still need a ton of things for my son,”she wrote on March 5.
“Due to the fact that I’m in school and can’t work at the moment, I can’t afford to buy the rest of the things since I’m short on cash right now,” these would be the words that would lead to her murder.”
“We believe that she was murdered and we believe that the baby [was] forcibly removed following that murder,” police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.
The baby boy was found after paramedics went to a home where a woman claimed that she had just given birth on the same day that Ochoa went missing. However, DNA tests showed that the baby belonged to Ochoa-Lopez. He is currently in critical condition at the hospital.
Her husband, Yovani Lopez appeared tearful in front of reporters,
“They can’t compare to the pain we’re suffering. They don’t know that pain we’re going through. They don’t know anything about it.’
It’s very painful. Very painful to see your wife with whom you lived with four years and then see her with her eyes closed.
I just don’t know… I don’t know. I don’t know why these horrible people did this. She didn’t do anything to them she was a good person.
Knowing that she had a family, a three-year-old son, I can’t believe it. This is very hard.”
Ochoa-Lopez’s body was recovered on Tuesday in a trash can in the backyard of the woman who had offered her the free baby stuff. She had been strangled with a coaxial cable with her child cut out.
Investigators also found bleach and cleaning agents in the house, along with burned clothing and blood on the floors of the living room, bathroom and hallway.
As of now, three people have been charged; Clarisa Figueroa, 46, and Desiree Figueroa, 24, who are mom and daughter. Piotr Bobak, 40, the mother’s boyfriend has also been charged with the concealment of a murder.
The sickening part was that Clarisa posted a picture on Gofundme claiming the baby was hers. She also had a nursery in her home ready. Her boyfriend had also posted a fake ultra sound picture on his social media, suggesting it was premeditated.