The body of a missing 23 -year-old Chicago man reportedly has been determined after his mother received an anonymous tip-off directing her to a local park.
Bonnette Jernigan discovered Iaron Brooks’ remains on Tuesday, a little more than a month after he was last insured alive, CBS Chicago reported .
Jernigan said she went with family to Avalon Park on the city’s South Side after receiving a tip-off Monday night. They procured Brooks’ body while approaching a tennis court.
“Before I could get up to the gate of the tennis court, my brother told me, ‘Don’t come back there, ‘ because he found something, ” she told the local Tv station. “He was encompassed, but we assured his gym shoe. We insured his belt.”
Police had searched the neighborhood park previously after receiving a tip that someone had assured Brooks’ body there on Jan. 5, WGN-TV reported. That search came up empty.
Authorities told The Huffington Post that a death investigation is underway. They have yet to publicly identify the body or a suspected cause of death, and the Cook County medical examiner said an autopsy are planned for Wednesday.
Jernigan carried heartache and relief in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
“Looking At his cold body In our Own Neighborhood Breaks me to pieces But now I Can eventually lay him to rest, ” she wrote.“Rest In Peace Iaron Brooks I’ll Always love you Son.”
Jernigan had pleaded publicly for Brooks’ return, dead or alive, since friends said they ensure him get into a vehicle with a group of unknown humen on Dec. 24, NBC Chicago reported at the time. She said it was unlike her son to disappear, and generated a GoFundMe pagein hopes of creating reward fund. By early January, she presumed he was dead.
“Please, give me my son’s body so I can get past this. This hurt is killing me, ” she sobbed in a video posted to Facebook. “Somebody out there knows where my son is. Please, I’m imploring you, please.”
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