Woman’s Body Found Near Area of Search for Nailah Franklin

Patrol officers have discovered an unclothed woman’s decomposed body behind several vacant businesses near the Wentworth Woods Forest Preserve at River Oaks Drive and Gold Coast Lane [MAP/SAT] Thursday morning. The location is in between a lagoon area on the River Oaks Golf Course at 159th Street and Park [MAP/SAT] in Calumet City, Illinois where Nailah’s personal belongings were found and the location in Hammond, Indiana where her company car was found.

Investigators from the Chicago Police Department, the Calumet City Police Department and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office are on the scene. The identity of the body has not been released by authorities. The media has retracted a report that an uncle spoke to the media and said that the body is Nailah’s .

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