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Authorities search for missing woman’s remains at bottom of lagoon

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CHICAGO -- Police have been on Chicago's Southwest Side since Tuesday night, draining a portion of the Marquette Park lagoon.  Investigators confirm that detectives are searching for the body of Laneesha Miller, 28.

Miller was reportedly last seen just after Father's Day.  Her family says witnesses saw her at 96th and Halsted.

Laneesha Miller is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds, with brown hair and eyes.

Police are also looking for a car Miller may have been driving.  It is described as a tan or gray Nissan Maxima with black primer on the rear right fender.  It may have an Illinois license plate with the number V242327.  There is also a chance there may be a Georgia plate on the back side of the car.

The Chicago Dept. of Water with the Chicago Police Marine Unit and investigators have been supervising as a portion of the lagoon  near 71st and Sacramento is drained.

Police are being very tight-lipped about the investigation.

Any possible reason for Miller's disappearance remains a mystery at this point in time.

One gruesome possibility being considered by police is that they are searching for body parts at the bottom of the lagoon.

A source tells the Chicago Tribune that police are looking for human remains after receiving  a tip that a man may have killed his girlfriend, cut up her body and dumped her remains in the water.


Google Map for coordinates 41.764536 by -87.693024.

Marquette Park Lagoon

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  • Sandy

    Wow! What a lie! Do you want to know the REAL tip? They are searching for something alright but,,,it is not a dead body. They are searching for a way to get you people who live there OUT of your homes by destroying your sewer system so this lagoon backs up into your houses. Their “Agenda” is the same all over,,to create a “CRISIS”,,,,steal your condemned property and,,,,make you go away. Dont believe ANYTHING you see on the News,,,it is all LIES for the “Agenda”. They are all in on it.

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