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28 Year Old Nailah Franklin Missing Since September 18, 2007 in Chicago, IL (UPDATE: FOUND Deceased)

Nailah Franklin, a 28 year old pharmaceutical representative for Eli Lilly & Co has Nailah Franklinbeen missing since September 18, 2007. Several items are missing from her home including two computers. Why would someone take her computers unless they had some form of communication on-line?


  • Franklin is African-American
  • about 5 feet 2 inches tall
  • weighing 110 pounds
  • brown hair
  • brown eyes
  • She drives a company-owned gray 2005 Chevrolet sedan with Illinois license plate 1957855

MySpace page.

Police are looking into a lead of a man who was supposedly threatening Nailah Franklin.

Police said they were interested in a man Franklin told friends was threatening her last week, Elgas reported. Franklin was so scared, her friends added, that she did not want to sleep in her home, and she also filed a police report. Police did not comment much on that man, but said they were interested in talking to him.

“I do believe that she is alive and we just have to find her,” said Lehia Franklin Cox, Nailah’s sister. “I do think she is in distress.”

Police visited Franklin’s University Village apartment in the 1500 block of South Sangamon Street. Thursday night, Elgas reported, and Franklin Cox said several personal items were missing.

“The two computers are missing,” she said. “Both her work-issued laptop and her personal laptop.”(NBC5)

Anyone with information is asked to call (312) 746-9259.

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UPDATE I: Seems there is a pic of Nailah Franklin on this MySpace account

Are all 3 pics below the same person?

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Left and Right pics are of Nailah Franklin

Center photo is taken from from this picture and from HERE off the slide show on his MySpace account.


UPDATE II: Family Fears Missing Woman Was Harmed

(CBS) CHICAGO A massive effort is underway to find a missing woman who disappeared apparently without a trace. Nailah Franklin’s family and friends, along with police, are scrambling to get the word out.

As CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports, the Little Gym in University Village served Friday as the gathering point for Franklin’s family and friends. There was a continuous flow of well wishers stopping by, picking up fliers that they’re passing out in the community. Both the police and Franklin’s family say they’re not giving up hope she’ll be found.

UPDATE III: Car of Missing Nailah Franklin Found in Hammond, Indiana

The car of missing 28 year old Nailah Franklin has been found across state lines in Hammond, Indiana.

Divers searched a pond at River Oaks Golf Course near the Bishop Ford Freeway and 159th Street in Calumet City Saturday morning as part of their efforts to find Nailah Franklin, a drug company pharmaceutical sales representative, after police located her car a short distance away in Hammond, Indiana, on Friday night.

Monique Bond, a spokeswoman for the Chicago Police Department, said some of Franklin’s personal items have been recovered from the vehicle.


Map: Car Found in Hammond, Indiana

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Nailah Franklin lived in University Village apartment in the 1500 block of South Sangamon Street in Chicago, IL. Her car found Hammond, Indiana approximately 27 miles away.

 UPDATE IV: Cops: Missing woman had complained of calls

Nailah Franklin spent last weekend visiting her boyfriend in Milwaukee and attending a wedding in Lake Geneva before returning to Chicago Sunday night.

Her boyfriend, Andre Wright, said she arrived back home at 8 p.m. and they spoke twice that night. On Monday evening, Wright said, Franklin, 28, was relaxing at home as they chatted on the telephone about their day.

UPDATE V:Benjamin has changed his photo on Myspace


UPDATE VI: Woman Found Near Riverbank Cause Of Death Known

Hopefully this is not Nailah Franklin

UPDATE VII: Reports Claim that Body of Nailah Franklin was Found Deceased

A body found Thursday near a suburban Chicago forest preserve is that of a 28-year-old pharmaceutical sales representative missing for more than a week, a family member and spokesman said.

Nailah Franklin’s uncle, Jon Merrill, and family friend and spokesman, Andrew Holmes, told WFLD-TV that authorities have confirmed the body is Franklin’s.

Family: Missing Lilly rep’s body found near Chicago


UPDATE VIII: Body found but answers still missing
Her naked body was found before dawn Thursday in a densely wooded area partially buried behind a vacant building, within miles of where police found her car Saturday in nearby Hammond. A pair of earphones dangling in a tree led two police officers to her body.
An autopsy performed Friday by the Cook County medical examiner’s office did not reveal a cause of death. Chicago police, who have not ruled the case a homicide, remain the lead investigators because authorities don’t know where she died.
Her body, badly decomposed after being exposed to rain and heat, had to be identified through dental records Friday morning. But a law enforcement source said she was not shot or stabbed.
Police said they are pursuing leads in Franklin’s death. They are testing forensic evidence from her body and vehicle and reviewing surveillance video taken from across the street where Franklin’s body was found. (Chicago Tribune)

September 22nd, 2007 at 12:01am Posted by | autopsy, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures | 17 comments