Chicago crime: 1 found strangled in South Shore home ID'd as Amarise Parker

Sources say victim is 15-year-old girl reported missing in August

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Thursday, December 14, 2023
Female found strangled to death in South Shore home
Chicago police launched a homicide investigation after Amarise Parker was found strangled to death in a South Shore home Tuesday night.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Detectives are conducting a homicide investigation after a woman was found strangled in a South Shore home Tuesday night.

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Officers found the woman, who was unresponsive, just before 7:30 p.m. in a residence in the 7200-block of South Phillips Avenue, Chicago police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Multiple sources tell ABC7 Eyewitness News the person found strangled is a teenage girl who has been missing for months.

She was identified as Amarise Parker by the Cook County medical examiner's office, which determined she died of asphyxiation by strangulation. Her age wasn't known.

The name matches an active missing persons report for a 15-year-old girl who hadn't been seen since late August. That teen disappeared after leaving her home after school.

Police have not released any more information, but this is now part of an active death investigation.

ABC7 spoke with a person who has been in contact with the family of Amarise Parker who said her mother and grandmother are absolutely devastated.

No arrests were reported.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report

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