Tayaylah Tribitt, a 14-year-old Chicago teen who was reported missing in September, 2019 has been found dead.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office speaks on the discovery of Tribitt’s body.
“We are actively pursuing several leads on both sides of the Illinois / Indiana border in the search for suspects and information in the case,” Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. said.
According to report, Tayahlah’s body was found in a Gary alley by utility workers in September. The Lake County coroner’s office says she died of a gunshot wound, but wasn’t immediately able to identify her.
After a composite sketch of Tribitt was released, potential family members came forward and the coroner’s office gathered DNA samples.
Authorities are investigating her disappearance and death.