UPDATE: Officials have identified the body of a woman found in a wooded area near Lowell, Ind., as Gena.
“Positive identification was made this afternoon and the deceased is Gena Chiodo,” said Lake County Indiana Coroner Merrilee Frey. Frey said dental records helped identify Chiodo.
“We believe she was killed in residence by her boyfriend and transported. In all probability she’s been in that field since, wrapped in a sheet,” said Chief Edward Gilmore with Calumet City police.
UPDATE: October 21, 2012
Authorities have charged Donel Clark, 42, on Saturday for the murder of Gena. Police confirm Gena Chiodo is dead, but no one knows where she is. Investigators say the arrest came after they found evidence of foul play inside the home Donel shared with Chiodo.
“Mr. Donal E. Clark has been charged with first-degree murder and concealment of a homicide,” Calumet City Police Chief Edward Gilmore said at a Saturday night press conference.
Calumet City police are searching for a woman who went missing this week from her south suburban home, reports NBC Chicago news
Gena Chiodo, 42, from Calumet City, Ill. was last seen Saturday at her house in the 1300 block of Prince. Police said her vehicle and house keys were found at the home.
Officers remained at Gena Chiodo’s house overnight. They spent all Thursday into Friday gathering evidence and going in and out of the home. Police have not said if they suspect any foul play in the case, but the woman’s keys were found inside her house
Chiodo is described as a 5’4″ woman weighing about 145 pounds with brown eyes and blonde hair.
Anyone with information about Chiodo’s disappearance is asked to contact the Calumet City Police at 708-425-1612 or 708-868-2500.