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Father Of Woman Who Died In Andersonville Car Fire Believes She May Have Been Murdered

In the early morning on Nov. 22, Andersonville residents woke to a chaotic scene after a car caught fire followed by the tragic discovery of a woman’s body found inside the vehicle. Now the father of the victim claims she may have been murdered.

The incident happened around 12:48 a.m. in the 1400 block of W. Farragut. Officers arrived to find a grey 2019 Nissan Sentra sedan with California license plates on fire. After putting out the blaze, authorities discovered the body of 23-year-old mother of one Yasmine Shelly on the back seat. She leaves behind a young daughter and a grief stricken family.

As authorities investigated the scene, piles of clothes and personal belongings could be seen laying just outside the vehicle. According to police, the car was parked in the spot since at least Oct. 31 of this year prompting Ald. Harry Osterman to state that Yasmine appeared to have been living in the car.

Breaking the silence, the father Javier Shelly said Yasmine recently moved back to Chicago this past August to pursue a career as a pharmacist. According to him however, she started to associate with the wrong people and the family is seeking more information from police.

When Yasmine went missing, Mr. Shelly contacted one of those individuals. He told WGN9 News,“That person was very nonchalant when the family called to see if they heard or seen her. And then they stopped answering their phone.”

Though police have made no arrests in the case as of yet, Mr. Shelly added that the person responsible for his daughter’s death needs to do the right thing.

As the the medical examiner’s office awaits toxicology reports, the cause of Yasmine Shelly’s death still needs to be determined.


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