Is There A Link? Four Women Go Missing On Chicago’s West Side, Two Are Found Dead

June 13, 2018  |  


Is there a link among four missing women and girls on the West Side of Chicago?

Since March, at least four women and girls have gone missing on Chicago’s West Side: Sadaria Davis, 15; Shantieya Smith, 26; Victoria Garrett, 15; and Anna Stanislawczyk, 18, according to WGN.

However, Davis was found dead in an abandoned building May 11. And dental records of a body found last week in a garage were identified yesterday as belonging to Smith.

Just last week, Smith’s mother, LaTonya Moore, spoke to WGN about all the awareness she had been bringing to the community about her daughter and the nervousness she felt since her child had gone missing for two weeks.

“I went around with flyers, also went around to abandoned buildings looking…worried, scared. Right now, I’m nervous,” she said.

Unfortunately, Moore’s nervousness, I’m sure, has turned into unimaginable grief and a desire to know why her child was killed and left in a garage.

For Moore and Rev. Robin Hood, a Chicago pastor, they wanted to know whether these missing ladies were linked.

“We started noticing that young women were disappearing and nobody was finding them,” the Rev. Robin Hood told WGN on June 7. “Increasingly, the neighborhood began to talk about people that were missing. We know sometimes that people who are runaways or missing — they sometimes show up. But the fear that we have … is that these last four young ladies didn’t show up, and one of them is dead.”

At the time that Rev. Hood gave that interview, Davis was the one that was found dead. Now, Smith has been added to the departed.

And what about the other two teenagers? Garrett and Stanislawczyk.

Garrett was last seen Monday, June 4 in the 4000 block of West Grenshaw Street. She is also known to be around the areas of 13th Street and Lawndale Avenue and Chicago Ave and Hamlin Avenue.

And Stanislawczyk was last seen in the 3600 block of West Filmore Street on March 16.

If anyone has any information, contact Chicago police at 312-744-8266. Let’s pray these girls make it home!

Renese spends her early mornings writing, her days securing insurance for TV shows, and her in-betweens blogging about the silliness and seriousness of life on her blog. Follow Renese on Twitter: @reneseford

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