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Chicago woman, 46, her daughter, 24, and her boyfriend charged in the murder of a pregnant teen whose baby boy was cut from her belly in sickening ‘womb raider’ plot, that also harmed the infant – Clarisa and Desiree Figueroa face aggravated murder

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Pregnant teen found strangled with baby cut out of her womb
A mother and daughter are among three people accused of killing a pregnant Chicago teen whose baby boy was cut from her belly in sickening ‘womb raider’ plot
Clarisa Figueroa, 46, Desiree Figueroa, 24, and Piotr Bobak, 40, were charged on Thursday
Police said the Figueroas killed Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui, 19, and took her unborn baby
Bobak is charged with helping conceal crime after body was found in trash can in their home
Ochoa-Uriostegui was found strangled behind Figueroa’s house on Wednesday, the married teen was 9 months pregnant and had been missing since April 23 
On April 23, Clarisa Figueroa called 911 and said she had just given birth, the distressed infant has since been hospitalized, while the alleged mother set up a GoFundMe page, for his medical expenses 
Detectives tested the baby’s DNA and found that he was not Figueroa’s son
They then visited the house and found teen’s body inside a trash can in the yard
Clarisa and Desiree Figueroa are each charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery of a child causing permanent disability
Bobak is charged with felony counts of concealing a death and concealing a homicide
All three are due in court for bond hearings on Friday
Clarissa Figueroa 1Clarisa Figueroa, 46, is the alleged mastermind of the womb raiding plot that ended in the killing of Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui
Police in Chicago have announced charges in the case of murdered 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui , whose unborn baby was cut from her womb. Charged on Thursday were Clarisa Figueroa, 46, her daughter Desiree Figueroa, 24, and Clarissa’s boyfriend Piotr Bobak, 40.

Police found Ochoa-Uriostegui’s body and the murder weapon in a trash can in the backyard of the suspects’ home on Wednesday.
Police say that after luring the nine-months pregnant Ochoa-Uriostegui to their home with the offer of free baby clothes, the Figueroas strangled the teen to death with an electronics cable and cut the unborn baby from her womb.
Clarisa Figueroa called 911 on April 23 claiming she had just given birth and the baby wasn’t breathing, but DNA testing proved that the baby was actually the son of the slain teen, police say.
Police found Ochoa-Uriostegui’s body and the murder weapon in a trash can in the backyard of the suspects’ home on Wednesday.
The baby boy, Yadiel, is now in the custody of Ochoa-Uriostegui’s husband, and is in the hospital fighting for his life.
Clarissa Figueroa fake pregnancy post 2laying the fake trail, social media screen grabs show she began posting about a baby as early as February 5
Fake ultrasound 1Clarisa Figueroa’s boyfriend Bobak posted this ultrasound as his cover photo. The photo was a match to one that is often used to fake ultrasounds
The woman told the dispatcher that the baby was ‘pale and blue’ and that she was doing CPR.
A neighbor saw the woman standing outside her front door with the baby, who was wrapped in a white sheet.
She noticed blood stains on the woman’s hands and on her T-shirt, but none on her shorts. 
‘I said, “What’s up?’ and she said, “I just had the baby. It’s not breathing,”‘ the neighbor, who did not want to be identified, told the Chicago Sun-Times. ‘She said, “I stood up and the baby came out.”‘ 
The neighbor said the paramedics never went inside the house. 
Pictured is Ochoa-Uriostegui with her elder son in 2016
Police cllect evidence from Clarissa Figueroa's homePolice collecting evidence in Clarissa Figueroa’s home on Wednesday afternoon
‘Before she left in an ambulance, she told me several times, “Please call up someone to come and lock the house,”‘ the neighbor added, revealing that the woman was living in her parents’ basement.
Ochoa-Uriostegui was reported missing that same day after she didn’t pick up her three-year-old son from daycare.
An autopsy revealed that the teen died from ‘ligature strangulation’. Her death has been ruled a homicide.
‘We believe all of them played some role in this unspeakable act of violence,’ Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said of the three persons of interest.
‘We believe that she was murdered and we believe that the baby was forcibly removed following that murder.’ Charges have yet to be filed.
The GoFundMe that led to the woman’s arrest claimed that she was 36 weeks pregnant when she began to ‘experience labor pains while alone in her house’.
Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui's son 5The 46-year-old woman’s boyfriend posted a link to a GoFundMe they created for the baby and said he had been born on April 23, the same day Ochoa-Uriostegui disappeared
Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui and her husband Giovanni Lopez on their wedding day 1Giovanni Lopez, and Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui  on their wedding day in 2017 
Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui with her husband Giovanni Lopez, and three-year-old son 1 1  Lopez family: Ochoa-Uriostegui and her husband also shared a three-year-old son. She was reported missing on April 23 after she didn’t pick up her  son from daycare
Giovanni Lopez, Ochoa-Uriostegui’s husband, was able to visit his son for the first time on Tuesday night and named him Yadiel Yiovanni Lopez.
Sara Walker, a student pastor who is helping Ochoa-Uriostegui’s family communicate with police, said the newborn has severe brain damage and is on life support.
‘It does not look good for the baby, but they are praying and hopeful,’ she added.
The family said they have no plans to take Yadiel off life support as they are holding onto hope that their last connection to Ochoa-Uriostegui will make it through. 
Lopez, who had lived with Ochoa-Uriostegui for the last four years, said he was in a ‘lot of pain, a lot of anguish, a lot sadness’.
He said she dreamed of going to college and becoming a fashion designer.   
Giovanni Lopez 1Grief-stricken husband, giovanni Lopez, [photo] was at the Cook County medical examiner’s office Wednesday evening. “I have a lot of pain, a lot of anguish, a lot of sadness,” he told reporters. “It’s painful to lose your wife, the woman you love the most. It’s painful.
Arnulfo Ochoa 1Broken: Arnulfo Ochoa, had to be carried as he walked into the Medical Examiner’s office to see his dead daughter’s body on Thursday morning
Raquel UriosteguiThe victim’s mother Raquel Uriostegui held back tears as she spoke to reporters outside the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office after identifying her dead daughter’s body
‘It’s painful to lose your wife, the woman you love the most,’ he added. ‘It’s painful.’
‘Why did these bad people do this? She did nothing to them. She was a good person.’
‘Even though we found her without a life, at least we’re grateful that we found her,’ added Ochoa-Uriostegui’s father Arnulfo Ochoa. 
Ochoa-Uriostegui’s family said they are now determined to get justice for the teen.
‘We’re gonna have justice with those responsible,’ Lopez told Fox News 32. ‘We’re gonna go hard after them. We won’t let it go. They don’t know the pain they’ve caused. They don’t know.’ 


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