Four girls/young women were reported missing on Chicago’s west side – two of them later found dead – since March 2018, raising concerns that there could be a serial killer or kidnapper at work. Chicago police say, though, that there is no evidence at this point to link the cases.
Furthermore, one of the girls who was reported among the missing, Victoria Garrett, has been found and was reunited with her family, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told Heavy on June 12, 2018. Another of the missing girls, Anna Stanislawczyk, “was seen but has not returned home yet,” he said. As for the remaining two girls, Sadaria Davis and Shantieya Smith, whose bodies were discovered after they went missing, “at this point there is no evidence to link these cases or establish a pattern,” said Guglielmi.
The cases have started getting national attention. However, the cause of death of the two deceased girls has not been determined yet, previous news reports said. Accounts on social media indicated that Davis was an acquaintance of Kenneka Jenkins, a Chicago teenager found dead in a hotel freezer in 2017.
Some in the community don’t believe the cases are getting enough attention from the news media because three of the girls are African-American.
“We started noticing that young women were disappearing and nobody was finding them,” the Rev. Robin Hood told WGN-TV. “Increasingly, the neighborhood began to talk about people that were missing. We know sometimes that people who are runaways or missing — they sometimes show up.”
Victoria Garrett(15) was last seen Tuesday. Sadaria Davis(15) was found dead 6 blocks away frm her home. Shantieya Smith & Anna Stanislawczyk have been missing for weeks. These girls&women were last seen on the West Side in close proximity. pic.twitter.com/E1uUc7pMo5
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ABC7 reports that Sadaria Davis’ body was found in an abandoned building. She was reported missing on April 27 and was found May 11 “on the floor of a vacant East Garfield Park apartment building in the 200-block of South Hamlin,” according to ABC7. She was only 15. The television station reports that the medical examiner has not determined how Sadaria died, although her family suspects she was murdered.
Family Of 15-Year-Old Sadaria Davis Speaks Out For The First Time After Killing https://t.co/5nB45Mx7u6
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The family spoke to the television station, describing her as an “ordinary teenager with a bubbly personality.” Her cousin, Luwana Johnson, told ABC7, “Anybody who has any type of information please come forward and share that information. We want to put Sadaria to rest. We want to know what happened.”