Police say they have identified the body of a woman found this morning on a beach on the South Side, which is unknown from nearby Halloween.
Officers identified the woman as 22-year-old Davane Gross, whose body was found on Oakwood Beach in southern Chicago.
Police have not yet provided additional information, such as the cause of death.
Gross has not been seen or heard from for seven days after leaving her home in Riverdale, officials said.
Davane’s aunt, Christa Gross, said she was seen on the last day after Halloween in the morning around 6 a.m. and last heard from around 9 a.m. Her last location was on the shore of a lake near the Shed Aquarium, where she went to “clear her head,”
“We’re not going to stop,” Christa said. “We’ll take you home, darling, we’ll take you home.”
Christa said Daven was at her grandparents’ house on Halloween night and was talking to her grandfather when her aunt left the house. Later that night, Daven went to her stepmother’s home at about 3 a.m.
At about 6 a.m., Christa said Daven had told her family she was returning to her grandparents’ house. When she did not return, Christa called her at about 8 a.m. to ask her where she was, to which Daven explained that she had gone to the shore of the lake.
Christa said Davane’s sister-in-law FaceTime called her around 9 a.m. and saw she was at the Shedd Aquarium. Giving has not been seen since.
“We don’t know between then and now,” Christa said. “It’s so different from her. One thing Daven does all the time is keep in touch with his older brother. She didn’t make contact, it’s nothing. We haven’t heard anything.”
Krista explains that Davane works, tries to find a job and decides on further training. According to her aunt Daven, she played basketball for St. John’s and wants to become a WNBA player.
Chevaneae Jones, Davane’s cousin, asked everyone for help, saying they were a “very close family” and it was already a “difficult year”.
“It’s been seven days,” Jones said. “The glimmer of hope is beginning to wane.”
According to the leaflet, Davane is five feet tall and weighs 130 kilograms. Her hair is black and her eyes are brown. She was last seen wearing a black hood and black pants.