Missing woman, 18, found dead in Chicago Lawn backyard

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A woman who was found dead Friday morning in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side had been reported missinga day earlierfrom the Far South Side, according to authorities.

About 7 a.m. on Friday,officers responded to a 911 call from a resident who saw a woman’s body in their backyard. Police found 18-year-oldKaralynn McNicholas, who was initially thought to be between 30 and 40 years old, unresponsive in the 6100 block of South Maplewood.She was pronounced dead at the scene,Chicago Police said.She hadno visible signs of trauma.

Authorities onSaturday identified the woman as McNicholas, who was last seen about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, leaving the area of 111th Street and Central Park Avenue. She was reported missing Saturday morning, according to police.

Karalynn McNicholas | Chicago Police

Karalynn McNicholas | Chicago Police

Chicago police

Policeannounced on Saturday afternoonthatMcNicholas had been located, but didn’t clarify she had been found dead.

An autopsy Saturday didn’t rule on the cause and manner of death pending further investigation, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Area Central detectivesareinvestigating the death.

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