Body of woman reported missing found in Lakeview car

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CHICAGO — The body of a woman recently reported missing has been found in Lakeview.

Kendra Gardner. (Photo courtesy of Chicago Police Department)

The medical examiner’s office identified the woman as 41-year-old Kendra Gardner.

Her death has been ruled a homicide.

Chicago police said Gardner was found in the front seat of the car by a woman who was walking in the neighborhood on the 3000 block of North Clifton Avenue around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

According to police, Gardner was slumped over in the car with injuries to her neck. A police source said the description of the woman matches that of a woman reported missing last weekend. Gardner’s last known location was on the Far South Side.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

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