Posted by Bossip Staff
Via Chicago Tribune:
The body of a woman was found this morning in an area of Calumet City where police have been searching for Nailah Franklin, a Chicago woman missing for about a week. Patrol officers found an unclothed body early this morning behind several vacant businesses at River Oaks Drive and Gold Coast Lane, near the Wentworth Woods Forest Preserve. Dozens of investigators with Calumet City police, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office were on the scene this morning. The identity of the woman was not being released, but several of Franklin’s relatives were on the scene awaiting word.
Dwayne Johnson, Franklin’s uncle, said the entire family was in prayer right now.”We’re still on our knees. We’re hoping that body is not Nailah, but it’s somebody we need to pray for; this is somebody’s loved one.”
Franklin, a pharmaceuticals representative who lived in Chicago’s University Village near the University of Illinois at Chicago campus, had filed a police report about threatening phone calls she received from a man she dated briefly. Since her disappearance, family members have been papering the city with fliers. Her family also offered a $10,000 reward for information on her whereabouts and set up a Web site aimed at generating leads.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and hope the body found is not Nailah Franklin’s.