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Body Identified as Missing ISU Student, Olamide Adeyooye

The burned body recently discovered in a burned out chicken coop in Mississippi have been positively identified as the missing Illinois State University student Olamide AdeyooyeAdeyooye.

Authorities say the body of a woman found in a burned out chicken coop in Mississippi has been positively identified as missing ISU student Olamide Adeyooye.

The 21-year old student was last seen almost two weeks ago at the Family Video near her off campus apartment.

Adeyooye’s body was found Friday in central Mississippi as workers cleaned up the chicken house where firefighters had put out a blaze four days after Adeyooye’s disappearance.

Burned body ID’d as ISU student (Chicago Sun Times)

A body found in a burned-out chicken house in Mississippi is that of missing Illinois State University senior Olamide Adeyooye, authorities in Downstate Normal said Wednesday.

Dental records were used to identify the badly burned body, although police did not release a cause of death.

The grim and tragic discovery of the Olamide Adeyooye occurred after owner of the chicken house who was cleaning up after a blaze there four days earlier.

A native of Nigeria who moved to suburban Chicago when she was 8, Adeyooye was last seen Oct. 13 at a video store near her off-campus apartment in this central Illinois city.

Her body was found Friday in central Mississippi by the owner of the chicken house who was cleaning up after a blaze there four days earlier.

Illinois investigators suspected the body could be that of Adeyooye because physical descriptions matched and the fire occurred just four days after she disappeared. They also said the burned building is near Interstate 55, which also passes through Normal.

Adeyooye was reported missing when she didn’t show up for classes and her weekend job as a waitress. Police launched a criminal investigation into her disappearance last week after evidence and interviews led them to suspect foul play.

A statement was issued by ISU President Bowman regarding Olamide Adeyooye:

It is with deep and profound sadness that we learn of the death of Olamide Elizabeth Adeyooye. As we mourn her passing and try to make sense of what is sometimes unexplainable, I ask everyone in the University community to keep Olamide’s family and friends in their thoughts and prayers.

This terrible tragedy will bring with it many emotions–grief, anger and perhaps a sense of helplessness. I ask everyone, particularly our students, to remember to share your feelings with those closest to you, and know that our counselors are always available should you need someone to talk to.

(Full statement)

October 26th, 2005 at 06:47pm Posted by | Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Teen | 7 comments

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  2. How tragic. Another life full of promise has been wrenched from family and friends. Hope they find and fry who did it.

    Comment by justinsmama | October 26, 2005

  3. So many gifted young women meeting a horrible fate. May God preserve us all.

    Comment by John Staton | October 27, 2005

  4. God Bless

    Comment by Jillian in Boston | October 27, 2005

  5. This is very sad. I hope her killer is found soon.

    Comment by monkey wench | October 27, 2005

  6. May her family find peace at during this tragic time.

    Comment by Wantsanswers | October 27, 2005

  7. This is so horrible. I have a 17 yr old daughter who trusts everyone in the world just as I did at her age. Things have changed for thge worse and it is imperitve that we share the news of tragedies such as this with our children to keep them aware of the world that we now live in.
    My heart goes out to the family of Olamide. I saw her story on the news and have prayed for all of you. She was such a beautiful young girl with promise for the future. I am certain that during her short lifetime she touched the lives of many others.
    I am so sorry for your devastating loss.

    Comment by frances | October 28, 2005

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