Woman’s head found in McKinley Park lagoon identified

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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


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