Family of missing pregnant teen believes baby found in Chicago dumpster is hers


CHICAGO, Ill. (WTVO) — The family of a pregnant 19-year-old woman who went missing last month fear that a newborn found atop a Chicago dumpster Tuesday night is hers.

At a news conference on Wednesday, the family of Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui said they were asking police and DCFS to do a DNA test for confirmation, according to WGN.

Ochoa-Uriostegui was last seen on April 23rd leaving Latino Youth High School near 20th Street and California Avenue. She is nine months pregnant.

Pedestrians discovered the baby in an alleyway dumpster in Chicago’s Hermosa neighborhood Tuesday night.

According to police, he was wrapped in a blanket and his umbilical cord was still attached. The baby was brought to a fire station, where a spokesperson for the department said he was “blue, unresponsive, no pulse.” 

Firefighters were able to shock the baby back to life, and take him to the hospital.

The boy remains in critical condition.

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