After being stabbed to death, a very pregnant woman was discovered floating on Lake Michigan.
The body has been identified as that of 19-year-old Yarianna Wheeler, a missing Chicago woman who was six to nine months pregnant, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
Yarianna died as a result of many “sharp force” injuries to her body, according to authorities, and her death is being investigated as a homicide. However, a comprehensive post-mortem examination is still pending to ascertain her official cause of death.
The news comes roughly a week after Wheeler’s body was discovered floating in the ocean, where it had been for seven to twelve days.
According to local media, her body was discovered by a fisherman on the lake at 3p.m. on August 15, who promptly contacted the authorities.