15-year-old Amarise Parker was found strangled to death in a Chicago apartment on Tuesday night, a case that has since gripped the city in horror and mystery. The grim discovery was made in a building where Parker’s boyfriend resided, according to her mother, Yahanna Clark, who spoke out in a distressing news conference on Thursday.
The identity and age of the boyfriend, described by Clark as a “young man” aware of Parker’s underage status, have yet to be released, deepening the intrigue surrounding the case. As of Friday, Chicago police have confirmed that no arrests have been made, leaving the community anxious for answers as the investigation continues.
The backstory of this tragic incident is equally disturbing. According to a Chicago Sun-Times report citing a now-deleted missing persons file, Parker first vanished on August 31 after leaving her home. She returned the following day but went missing again on November 26.
In a twist that adds to the heartbreak, Parker had reached out to her mother on Tuesday, expressing a desire to come home. She provided an address to a South Shore apartment, where Clark picked her up. However, Parker soon departed on her own once more, leading to the tragic outcome.
The discovery of Parker’s body at 7:24 p.m. Tuesday in the apartment building has been confirmed by police, with coroners ruling the cause of death as a combination of asphyxiation and strangulation. As the community reels from the loss of such a young life in such violent circumstances, the unanswered questions about her relationship with the unnamed boyfriend and the events leading up to her untimely death loom large.