Marlen Ochoa update: 3 charged in murder of missing pregnant woman
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Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, Piotr Bobak, Desiree Figueroa, Clarisa Figueroa

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CHICAGO (WGN) -- Three people were charged after a missing pregnant woman was found dead on Chicago's Southwest Side, according to police.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and police officials announced Thursday afternoon that three people were charged in connection to the death of 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui. Her body was discovered just after midnight Tuesday in a trash bin behind a home on the 4100 block of West 77th Place.

Clarisa Figueroa, 46, and her daughter, Desiree Figueroa, 24, were charged with first-degree murder and felony aggravated battery to a child less than 13 years old causing permanent disability.

Figueroa's boyfriend, Piotr Bobak, 40, was charged with concealing a homicide.

Police said Figueroa's daughter confessed to helping her mother strangle the 19-year-old, who was nine months pregnant when she went missing. Police said a cable was used to strangle the teen.

The Cook County medical examiner's office on Wednesday identified the body found at the home on West 77th Place as that of the missing teen. The medical examiner, which identified her as Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, ruled her death a homicide.

Police said Ochoa-Lopez was strangled and that her baby boy was cut from her womb after the murder. Sources said the home had a hidden room in the basement.

Fire officials confirm responding to the home on West 77th Place on April 23, the day Ochoa-Lopez went missing, less than two weeks before her due date. The 19-year-old was likely dead when an emergency call was made by someone in the home.

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