Chicago Woman Who Went Missing After Taking Uber Ride Has Been Found Dead

21-year-old Rosa Chacon went missing in January 2023 after getting into an Uber ride outside her home in Chicago. Two months later, her body was found tied up, wrapped in sheets, and dumped in a shopping cart.

March 27, 2023
Rosa Chacon, pictured here, left her home in January 2023 to get into an Uber. In March, her body was found tied up in a shopping cart.

Rosa Chacon left her home in January 2023 to get into an Uber. In March, her body was found tied up in a shopping cart in Chicago.

Photo by: Chicago Police Department

Chicago Police Department

On Jan. 18, 2023, Rosa Chacon, a 21-year-old woman, said goodbye to her mother, got in an Uber outside her home in Chicago, and was never seen alive again.

"I miss my baby. Normally when our daughter leaves, we hear from her. She calls the next day, she calls an hour after she leaves, she's in a house, she's secure, she's nice and warm. But we didn't hear anything,” her father Jose Lucio told ABC 7 after the young woman went missing.

Two months later in mid-March, Chacon’s body was found tied up, wrapped in sheets, and dumped in a cart in an alley 2300 block of W 24th Place in Chicago. The Chicago Police Department told PEOPLE that a “death investigation” is ongoing. The Cook County medical examiner is expected to determine the young woman’s cause of death.

On what would have been the week of Rosa’s 22nd birthday, friends and family members gathered for a vigil in her memory, according to CBS News.

Community members are concerned about the possible connection between Chacon’s murder and the murder of a 20-year-old woman named Reina Cristina Ical Seb. She was found dead in an alley that was only approximately 1.5 miles from where Chacon's body was found. Now 15-year-old Azreya Lomeli has gone missing from the same area, according to PEOPLE.

CBS 2 reported that police said the two murders were not related, but some community members in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood where the women went missing aren’t convinced. Community activist Raul Montes explained, “It's within a mile and a half, and I think that they're two females - both found in alleys."

A $15,000 reward from community activists is being offered “for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible,” according to ABC 7. Rosa’s family is hoping that the reward will help bring forward information to solve her murder.

A GoFundMe page was created to help defray funeral costs. On the page, Elizabeth, Rosa’s older sister, remembered her, saying, “My sister was spunky and full of life. She was one to always make us laugh and smile. She was truly a ray of sunshine.”

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