CHICAGO — The family of mother of two missing from Roseland confirms that she was found dead.
The family released a statement confirming that the body found Tuesday was that of 39-year-old Renee Baker:
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Rena. Rena was a beautiful, warm, loving person who touched everyone she came in contact with. Her absence leaves an incredible void in the lives of her children, as well as our family and friends.
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to every person and organization that has helped in the search for Rena, your prayers and words of support have sustained us during this difficult time. At this time, we kindly ask that you respect our wish for privacy as we grieve this tragic loss.
Once again, we express our deepest gratitude to all participants for their compassion and understanding, and for continuing to respect our privacy.
On June 6, police arrived in the 9400 block of South LaSalle Street and found a body in the driver’s seat of an abandoned vehicle.
The car matched the description and license plate of Baker’s vehicle. Baker’s family reported her missing after she failed to pick up her son from school and later missed her daughter’s 8th grade graduation.
The cause of death has not yet been announced.
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