Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

A suspect is in custody after 30-year-old Illinois woman was strangled to death in Chicago, according to reports.

Sierra Jamison was found strangled at the scene at about 6:30 p.m Monday in a garage in the 7800 block of South Indiana Avenue, according to police.

An autopsy determined Jamison died by strangulation, and her death was ruled a homicide, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Jamison was discovered by her mother who then flagged down police officers, police said.

Police said she was lying face up with a laceration on her cheek. Additionally, investigators found a broken earring and a fingernail near her body.

Her family said they believe they know who killed her and said they have shared that information with police.

Jamison’s family was in the home Monday evening, but she never made it in the house.

“So I guess he couldn’t take the rejection? I guess he took it out in a way he shouldn’t as a man,” Jamison’s aunt Carmella Williams said.

Her mother said her daughter had just celebrated her 30th birthday and was working as a phlebotomist. She was ambitious, and about to start nursing school, her family said.

“Sierra was a hard-working, independent young woman. She had goals and dreams,” Williams said.

CPD did not provide any additional information about the person in custody Wednesday afternoon.

Charges were pending.

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By Buffy Gunner

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