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Chicago Woman Reported Missing In 2011 Found Dead In Drain Pipe


The body of a woman found Wednesday in a drain pipe on the Far South Side has been identified as a woman who disappeared more than two years ago, authorities said this evening.

Latashia Nevitt, 32, of the 1300 block of West 107th Street, was identified this afternoon, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy performed today was inconclusive and was pending further studies, according to the spokesman.

Her body was discovered around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday by a city worker who was checking for a leak in a drain pipe in the 10700 block of South LoomisStreet, police said. The body was wrapped in a plastic bag and lying in a brick basin around the pipe, according to a police report.

Nevitt was 30 when she disappeared on Oct. 10, 2011.  Police said she was last seen leaving her home in the 1300 block of West 107th Street on her way to a convenience store a few blocks away. She had a daughter and twin sons, and was a dental hygienist student at Everest University.

Thursday, the woman’s husband Isaac Nevitt was fighting suspicions.

“I’m hoping it’s not her,” Nevitt said at that time. “And if it’s not, I’m still praying for the family or person of whoever it is.”

But the discovery just around the block from his house has only fueled neighbors’ suspicions, he said.

“The truth is still going to come out,” Nevitt said. “All the people who think bad about me, they can keep thinking bad.”

Isaac Nevitt said his neighbors suspect he had something to do with Latasha Nevitt’s disappearance.

“That’s the hard part,” Nevitt, 41, said outside his home in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the South Side Thursday. “Because everybody looked on me as a criminal back then, so now they’re really looking at me crazy.

Source: Chicago Tribune

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