In a sad turn of events, the body of Nailah Franklin was found near her abandoned car after being reported missing a week ago, says her Uncle. Family became concerned when she sent a vague text message to family and friends saying that she was eating dinner and would call later.
Calumet City Police Chief Russell Larson confirmed only that an unidentified woman’s body had been found in the area Thursday morning. But Nailah Franklin’s uncle Jon Merrill and family friend Andrew Holms said authorities had told the family the body is that of his 28-year-old niece.
Franklin was reported missing Sept. 19 after she missed a meeting with her boss at Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly. Her car was discovered in Hammond, Ind., on Friday night near an abandoned building.
Shortly before she disappeared, Franklin had filed a police report about getting threatening phone calls from a man she had dated briefly. Chicago police said Monday they had interviewed someone Franklin once dated but have not named a suspect in her disappearance. [READ MORE]