Missing woman found tied up, wrapped in a sheet, and in shopping cart in an alley

Rosa Chacon, a 21-year-old woman from Illinois, was found dead on Chicago’s Southwest Side a week before her 22nd birthday. She had been missing for nearly two months. Chacon’s body was discovered tied up, wrapped in a sheet, and placed inside a shopping cart. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office was able to confirm her identity.

Prior to her disappearance, Chacon was seen entering a ride-hailing vehicle in the 2800 block of St. Louis Avenue at 10:40 p.m. on January 18th. The shopping cart was located in a back alley in the 2300 block of West 24th Place. Her family told WLS that their daughter did not order the Uber herself and did not take a coat or ID with her.

Chacon’s parents contacted the police after her disappearance, however, they were discouraged as the investigators believed she was a runaway. Her father noted that it was out of character for her to cut off contact with her family and friends for such a long period of time.

In response to the situation, a reward of $15,000 has been offered for information regarding Chacon’s death. The case is currently listed as an open death investigation and is pending the report from the medical examiner. Uber reportedly will not release any private information due to their policies and privacy.