Missing student found dead in cut-open air mattress

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A  student missing for more than a month has been found dead inside a cut-open air mattress filled with garbage.

Michelle Manalansan, 29, was last seen on February 9th near her home in the 300 block of East South Water Street wearing a pink jogging suit and white gym shoes, according to police.

She was in an apartment in the 1400 block of West Cullerton Avenue in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood but was identified only Wednesday due to the level of decomposition. Police say they don’t know know how she ended up there.

The cause of her death is unknown.

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