Pregnant Chicago woman missing for over 1 week

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CHICAGO — A 19-year-old woman who is nine months pregnant has been missing for more than a week.

Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui, was last seen in the area of 20th Street and California Avenue on April 23 leaving Latino Youth High School.

She was supposed to pick up her 3-year-old son at Teddy Bear Day Care at 51st Street and Pulaski Avenue.

When she didn’t arrive, the day care called her husband. He said he was texting with her on the day she went missing and thought she might be close to going into labor.

He said the last he heard from her was around 3 p.m. that afternoon. The last text he got from her said she was really tired and couldn’t drive anymore.

She’s 5 feet, 3 inches tall, weighs 125 pounds and has a small nose ring.

She was last seen wearing a gray sweater and sweat pants with a maroon top that had a Latino Youth High School logo on it. She was driving a black Honda Civic, license plate No. AW27865.

Her family issued a tearful plea Thursday for her safe return.

“This is going on too long. She is 19. She is a mother, she is due any day, she may have already had her baby. There’s so many unanswered questions,” Julie Rooney, school social worker, said.

The family is asking everyone on social media to help them find Ochoa-Uriostegui.

Her due date is Sunday.


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