Woman’s body discovered in an area where the missing woman was last seen

On Tuesday, the Chicago Police Department announced that a person was taken into custody and charges were pending after a female body was discovered in the 2000-block of North Kimball Avenue.

The body still remains unidentified, and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet released the identity of the woman in question. This same area is reportedly the place where Brittany Battaglia, 33, was last seen Friday evening.

Brittany’s friends and family have shared that she left earlier that evening to cook dinner for her boyfriend and make sure he was hydrated before heading home to prepare for a friend’s mother’s birthday celebration.

At the same time, Brittany’s location was unexpectedly turned off and no one could get a hold of her. The panic began to hit close to home when she was scheduled to head out for a work trip early Monday morning and no one had any idea of her whereabouts.

As a result, Brittany’s roommate reached out to her relatives in northwest Illinois and they immediately drove straight to Chicago in the middle of the night to contact the police department. According to her brother, he would not have abruptly gone to do this if he did not believe that Brittany was in danger.

Brittany is described as a white female, 5-foot-2, 180 pounds, with blue eyes and blonde hair. Additionally, police speculate that she may be in her 2013 blue Mazda with Illinois license plate DS15953.

At this moment, the police are investigating a possible homicide in the 2000-block of North Kimball Avenue, specifically related to the missing woman Brittany Battaglia, 33. All those that know her are anxiously waiting for answers.