CHICAGO -- A human head found in a McKinley Park lagoon in September has been identified as 20-year-old Quesola Mimms, the Cook County Medical Examiner said Wednesday.
Also known as "Kiki," Mimms lived in the Roseland neighborhood, her family said, and left behind an 18-month old daughter. Relatives say Mimms was on her way to start a new job on September 21st when she disappeared.
Her head was found by a maintenance worker who was cleaning the lagoon in McKinley Park. The rest of her body has not been found.
Investigators released a police sketch last month in the hopes someone would come forward with information. Mimms' mother said she saw the sketch for the first time on WGN's 9 p.m. news.
“I started crying, ‘cause I knew that was my daughter. I was 100 percent sure..because you know your kid," Rosalyn Mimms said.
Mimms' family and supporters are making a renewed appeal for information that leads to her killer, announcing a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest.
The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office says the cause of death is still pending.
-The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report