Man, woman charged with murder of 2-year-old girl in Marquette Park

Alisson Zelaya was found unresponsive Tuesday morning in the 6600 block of South California with “injuries consistent with child abuse,” police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

SHARE Man, woman charged with murder of 2-year-old girl in Marquette Park
A married couple pleaded guilty to stealing money from a charity they set up to benefit veterans.

A man and woman are charged with killing a 2-year-old girl Oct. 19, 2021, in Marquette Park.

Adobe Stock Photo

A man and woman are accused of abusing and killing a 2-year-old girl who died Tuesday in Marquette Park.

Milixen Ardon, 24, and Wilfredo Cruz, 43, are each charged with first-degree murder, Chicago police said.

The girl, identified as Alisson Zelaya, was found unresponsive Tuesday morning in the 6600 block of South California with “injuries consistent with child abuse,” police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

She was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 10:54 a.m., officials said.

Ardon and Cruz were taken into custody. They are expected to appear in court Friday.

The Latest
Six-week timetable trimmed to four as she eyes return on June 1
Sueños returns to Grant Park on May 25-26, bringing tens of thousands of music fans to Chicago. Here’s what to know if you plan on going.
The trio wore masks, brandished firearms and used stolen cars to rob liquor stores and bars, federal prosecutors say.