Search for missing Marietta woman takes gruesome turn

Police continue to investigate the disappearance of a Georgia woman who was last seen in Chicago last month.

According to our sister station WFLD, police were on the hunt in Marquette Park Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Officials said they are searching the lagoon near California Avenue after receiving a tip that a man possibly killed his girlfriend, cut her into pieces and then dumped those remains in the water.

Wednesday morning, officials had drained the part of the lagoon where the remains could be.

WFLD reports investigators may be looking for 28-year-old Laneesha Miller, who is from Marietta.

Miller was last seen by her friend in the 9600 block of South Halsted Street on June 16. She was last heard from just days before her disappearance when her father talked to her on the phone, according to a statement from the Chicago Police Department.

Miller planned to drive to Georgia that Monday, but her family said she never arrived.

She was driving a gray or tan Nissan Maxima with black primer on the right rear fender, possibly with Illinois license plate number V242327 on the front of the vehicle  and Georgia plate PYW8339 on the back. The car has a vehicle identification number of JN1CA21D8XT217315.

Miller is 5-foot-3 and weighs about 140 pounds. She has brown eyes, brown hair and a medium complexion.

Anyone with information is asked to call Chicago police at 312-747-8380. 

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