Woman Remains Missing After Not Making It To Nightclub

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 25-year-old woman remains missing, after heading for the Exit nightclub on North Avenue last week and never making it.

This past Thursday, Irma Sabanovic left her home in the 1900 block of West Hood Avenue in the West Rogers Park neighborhood. She planned to go to Exit, a punk and metal club at 1315 W. North Ave.

Exit is on an isolated stretch of North Avenue between the Kennedy Expressway and the North Branch of the Chicago River. But Sabanovic apparently went more than a mile out of her way and got lost at Milwaukee Avenue and Erie Street, police said.

She was driving a blue four-door Ford Focus with Illinois plate A465569.

News of the woman’s disappearance frightens neighbors.

“It’s crazy. It could have been me. You know, I live right here. I went to the same place,” the young woman’s neighbor, Aida Halilovic, told CBS 2’s Pamela Jones on Monday.

Sabanovic is 5 feet 10 inches tall 10 and 120 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. She is white with a medium complexion, and has a tattoo that says “Minge” on her right forearm and a tattoo of a star on her back.

Anyone with information about Sabanovic is still asked to call detectives at (312) 744-8266.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Melly

    Why do these young women go out alone? My heart goes out to her family and I hope they find her. I don’t wish this on anyone. So sad……

  • anan sama

    Irma Sabanovic [aka Ira Blackbird] got lost driving her blue, 4-door Ford Focus [IL plate A46 5569] near Milwaukee and Erie in Chicago’s near west side ~2am Thursday 12 May. She hasn’t been heard from since. The Chicago Sun-Times ran a report Sunday, May 16 suggesting she’s 5’10”; actually she’s not quite 5’7″. She’s very slender at about 115 lbs and has brown eyes and shortish brown hair (though she changed her hair color and cut somewhat often).

    If you see or have seen a car or female matching these descriptions, please call Chicago police detectives in the Special Victims Unit at (312) 744-8200.

    Sunday was her 25th birthday; none of her friends and family have been able to celebrate it yet.

    Please share and repost this information. Thank you.

  • Jennifer

    The real question should be: Why are the streets so unsafe a women can’t safely go out alone?

    • Anthony

      Not at 2 AM…You live in Chicago where people come up missing all the time. It is unfortunate, but at 2 AM a woman should not be driving by herself obviously in a neighborhood she doesn’t know

  • AZJeff

    I understand your anger Mr. Dent, Jerome is a very disturbed person. Please don’t bait him, he”ll only spew more hate. Someday he will have to answer for the evil in his heart.

  • sharky

    i really hope that they find her fast…

  • scary

    scary I go to exit all the time & go out alone often to meet up with friends

  • ir

    Very sad. My heart goes out to her family l do hope Irma is ok where ever she is. Maybe this will serve as a wake up call to many people.

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