Missing Model Irma Sabanovic Found With Car In Chicago River
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Missing Model Irma Sabanovic Found With Car In Chicago River

Chicago : IL : USA | May 21, 2011 at 10:56 PM PDT
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A missing model Irma Sabanovic, whose one friend said had "a dignified, quiet beauty" was believed found dead after her car was pulled from the North Branch of the Chicago River near Goose Island today.

Over a week ago, Sabanovic, 25, sent her boyfriend a text saying she was lost while on her way to a Goose Island nightclub.

By Saturday afternoon, the hopes of the friends and fellow Bosnians who had gathered to look for her were dashed after crews pulled Sabanovic’s car out of the Chicago River with a female body inside.

The blue Ford Focus was pulled from the Chicago River moments after a police marine unit discovered the missing model's body and less than two hours after Safa Sabanovic and others started this search.

The body had not been positively identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as of Saturday evening. But a Chicago Police department spokesman confirmed that the license plate of the vehicle pulled from the river matches that of a vehicle driven by a 25-year-old West Rogers Park woman reported missing last week.

Sabanovic was a Bosnian refugee who moved to Chicago with her father over 10 years ago.The two had been living alone since the woman’s mother died of cancer in 2009.

Sabanovic’s friends have raised nearly $15,000 to raise awareness about her disappearance.Friends say the money will be used for funeral costs and to transport Sabanovic’s body to Bosnia.







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  • The body of missing model Irma Sabanovic was reportedly found Saturday with her car in the Chicago River.

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  • Police and scuba divers work on the site where a car and body were found in the Chicago river.

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  • Police during the search.

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  • The corner of North Branch and Blackhawk dead-ends in a small curb that leads directly into the Chicago River

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  • A car is towed away after being pulled from from the Chicago River at the corner of North Branch and Blackhawk.

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  • Family and friends react to the news Saturday. They had raised nearly $15,000 to search for Irma Sabanovic. Now the money will be used for her funeral.

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