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Medical Examiner Unable To Conclude How Young Woman Died After Andersonville Car Fire

Yasmine Parker

After the area was gripped by the tragic story of a young California woman found dead in the aftermath of a car fire, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that they were unable to solve the mystery of just how she died.

The incident happened around 12:48 a.m. in the 1400 block of W. Farragut in Andersonville on Nov. 22, 2019. Officers arrived to find a grey 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 Parker on the back seat. She leaves behind a young daughter and a grief stricken family.

Piles of personal belongings were pulled from the car which residents said was parked there for weeks leading many to believe that Parker was living in the vehicle. However, the woman’s family believes there was more sinister forces at play.

Parker’s father Javier Shelly spoke with WGN9 News about a month after the incident mentioning that his daughter had started to hang out with the wrong crowd and was convinced that she had been murdered.

However, Newly-released Cook County records have officially listed both the cause and manner of Parker’s death as “undetermined.” Because the Medical Examiner’s Office was unable to find any evidence of foul play, the incident is now being considered a death investigation.

In a Change.org petition drive put out by Parker’s family late last year, they are requesting Mayor Lori Lightfoot to look into Yasmine’s case. According to the petition, there has not been adequate communication from CPD detectives and that they have not supplied them with requested information. The petition is currently just under the 1,000 signature goal.


Hat Tip: CWBChicago.com




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