DCFS, police not alerted to Marlen Ochoa-Lopez death suspect despite no signs of giving birth, officials say

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Monday, May 20, 2019
DCFS and police not alerted about Figueroa
Illinois DCFS and Oak Lawn police say they were not alerted when Figueroa came in with a newborn baby.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and Oak Lawn police say Christ Medical Center did not alert them about Clarisa Figueroa when she arrived at the hospital with a newborn, despite showing no signs of having just given birth.

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"It's so hurtful, so hurtful to see the person, your wife, who you lived with for four years and now you see her with her eyes closed," he said.

Figueroa is one of the people accused of killing Marlen Ochoa-Lopez and removing her newborn from her womb.

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Paramedics brought Figueroa to the hospital on April 23rd, but police didn't connect her to Ochoa-Lopez's murder until three weeks later.

The baby boy is not expected to survive.

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Mourners gathered Friday night at a growing memorial outside the home where Marlen Ochoa-Lopez's body was found.

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