Marlen Ochoa-Lopez Biography – Marlen Ochoa-Lopez Wiki
Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was a 19-year-old pregnant woman found dead in Chicago and her baby cut from her womb.
Ochoa-Lopez was lured to a home in the Scottsdale neighborhood of Chicago on April 23 by someone offering free infant clothes on Facebook. The next day, she was reported missing by her husband.
According to Police, on the day Ochoa-Lopez went missing, paramedics responded to a call from a 46-year-old woman claiming she had just given birth. It was to the same house Ochoa-Lopez was headed to for what she thought was free baby clothes. DNA tests later determined the baby to be Ochoa-Lopez’s child. The baby is being treated at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois, in grave condition. Ochoa-Lopez’s family named the baby Yadiel.
The case took a turn on May 7 after one of Ochoa-Lopez’s friends told detectives that they saw her active on a chat site on Facebook, and investigators found out that she had been in contact with one of the suspects, Clarisa Figueroa.
When police arrived at Clarisa Figueroa’s home, they were met be her daughter, Desiree Figueroa, who told them her mother was at the hospital because there was something wrong with her legs and that her mom had just given birth.
At that point, authorities had an understanding of what was happening, and they found Ochoa-Lopez’s car not far from Clarisa Figueroa’s home. Later that day, Clarisa Figueroa told detectives that Ochoa-Lopez never went to her home, but admitted that she knew who she was and had met her in the past.
After investigators recovered DNA from the baby and the baby’s actual father, members of the Illinois state Police crime lab determined that Clarisa Figueroa was not the mother.
On Tuesday, investigators executed a search warrant on Clarisa Figueroa’s home, where they found bleach and cleaning supplies. Ochoa-Lopez’s remains were found in a garbage can on the property, according to authorities. Evidence of burned clothes and blood in the hallway and bathroom floor were also found. A cable was also found in the garbage can where Ochoa-Lopez’s body was.
Around 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Desiree Figueroa allegedly confessed to assisting her mother in strangling Ochoa-Lopez.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said investigators can only assume that the suspects wanted to raise the child as their own. Clarisa Figueroa, 46, and Desiree Figueroa, 24, were both charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery of a child, according to police. Clarisa Figueroa’s boyfriend, Piotr Bobak, 40, was charged with concealing the death of a person and concealing homicidal death.
Marlen Ochoa-Lopez Age
She died in April 2019, Chicago, Illinois, United States. She was 19 years old.
Marlen Ochoa-Lopez Husband
She was married to her husband Yovani Lopez.
Marlen Ochoa-Lopez Children
She was was nine months pregnant and the mom of a 3-year-old child, Yovani Yadiel Lopez.
Marlen Ochoa-Lopez Parents
Marlen Ochoa-Lopez’s parents are Raquel Uriostegui and Arnulfo Ochoa.
Marlen Ochoa-Lopez Family
She was the daughter of Raquel Uriostegui and Arnulfo Ochoa. She has a sibling, Oscar Ochoa.
Marlen Ochoa-Lopez Cause of Death
Her death was ruled a homicide. Her cause of death was ruled as strangulation. The Cook County medical examiner identified her body on Wednesday and said an autopsy showed Ochoa-Lopez died from ligature strangulation.