Missing Woman Found Dead in Abandoned Shopping Cart, Family Seeks Answers

The body of a 21-year-old Chicago woman, missing for two months after last being seen entering a rideshare vehicle, has been discovered. The Chicago Police Department confirmed the grim finding of an unidentified woman’s body in the 2300 block of W. 24th Place on Wednesday, classifying the incident as a “death investigation.”

The victim’s family identified her as Rosa Chacon, who had been missing since January 18. According to family reports, Chacon’s body was wrapped in sheets and placed in a shopping cart before being abandoned in a Chicago alleyway.

Chacon was last seen by her family getting into a rideshare vehicle outside their home, although her intended destination remains unknown. She assured her mother that she had arranged transportation both to and from her destination.

However, Chacon left behind essential belongings such as her coat and identification. This caused her family to worry. Her father, Jose Lucio, noted that Rosa usually called to tell them her wherabouts whenever she left home. However, this time, they did not receive any communication from her.

On what would have been Chacon’s 22nd birthday, loved ones gathered for a vigil in her memory. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help cover funeral expenses, describing Rosa as “spunky and full of life.” The fundraiser states that she always brought laughter and smiles to her family, and her presence was like a ray of sunshine.

As of now, there have been no arrests made in connection with Chacon’s death. A reward of $15,000 is being offered for information that leads to the potential murder suspect’s arrest.