The body of Rosa Chacon, a 21-year-old woman from Chicago who had been missing for two months, was discovered tied up and wrapped in sheets inside a shopping cart near Western Avenue and 24th Place. Chacon was last seen on January 18 entering a rideshare vehicle outside her home on South St. Louis Avenue, as captured by surveillance video.
Chacon’s family reported her disappearance to the police but felt that the authorities did little to assist them in their search. With no help from the police, the family eventually hired a private detective agency, the Richart Detective Agency, on March 6.
The detective agency began an extensive investigation, obtaining Chacon’s phone records and following numerous leads. Her body was discovered on March 15, just a couple of miles from where she was last seen.
The family identified her through her tattoos. Her cause of death will be determined by the Cook County Medical Examiner.
In response to the tragic discovery, the local community has offered a $15,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction.
Chacon’s older brother, Gregory Chacon, expressed frustration with the police’s handling of the case, stating that she could have been found much earlier had the authorities actively searched for her.