Family of murdered pregnant teen demands answers from hospital


Due to that lack of oxygen, the child has continued to struggle and remains on life support in grave condition at a hospital, according to Lozano, a pastor with Lincoln United Methodist Church in Chicago. Visitation will be Thursday and Friday at the Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Stickney, while the funeral will be held on Saturday at the same location.

Prosecutors said Clarisa Figureoa, 46, and her daughter, Desiree Figueroa, lured Ochoa-Lopez, 19, to their home on April 23 with the promise of free baby clothes and a stroller. And she said that the ultimate penalty for a facility would be the revocation of its license.

But Contreras said doctors at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn are not ready to say if the baby, who police initially said had zero brain activity, will survive.

"I have concerns about the actions of the police department", the family's lawyer Frank Avila said. Clarisa Figueroa then allegedly formed a GoFundMe page in an effort to raise money for the baby, who she was passing off as her own.

Cara Smith, chief policy officer at the sheriff's office, said if the state's Department of Family Services determines that Advocate Christ Medical Center violated the Abuse and Neglected Children Reporting Act, there would be an investigation.

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In critical condition and on life support, the newborn infant of murdered 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez is defying the long odds doctors initially gave him for survival.

"The Sheriff's Office will discuss with the Department of Children and Family Services whether there were mandated reporting irregularities that occurred in regards to this tragedy."
Her unborn son was forcibly removed from her body, say police, and taken to the Christ Adventist hospital with breathing problems. "But all those legal questions actually were secondary and will be answered in another meeting and time and place because our focus was baby Giovanni to make sure that he's receiving the utmost proper care".

Meanwhile, on May 20, a mural for Ochoa-Lopez was unveiled in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. Ochoa-Lopez was reported missing by her husband on April 24. Our top priority is to provide the safest and highest quality care for the patients and communities we serve.

"We don't know what was happening at the hospital", Strokosch was quoted by as saying. "We're praying for a miracle", Cecilia Garcia, a family friend, captioned a Facebook post of the images. The mother's boyfriend, 40-year-old Piotr Bobak, was charged with concealing a homicide.

The family also says they have some new hope and that baby Yovani opened his eyes when his father held him.