(CBS) — A 23-year-old man has been missing from his Roseland home for a month now, and his family says they’ve been asking police to search a lagoon for his body.
“I believe my son was killed,” says Bonnette Jernigan, the mother of Iaron Brooks, who disappeared last month.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: 2,022 New Coronavirus Cases, 44 More Deaths
“That’s where we are right now, 78th and Normal, because I got a strong tip that my son is in this lagoon, that his body is in this lagoon,” she says.
The family is upset that police haven’t searched the lagoon. Iaron Brooks’ uncle, Ricky Pittman, says authorities don’t hesitate to use their resources to rescue animals on the frozen lake.READ MORE: Two People Shot While Driving On Stevenson Expressway
Chicago Police say they’ve been to the lagoon twice but it was frozen.
The family says they think it’s still possible to search there.MORE NEWS: Preservation Chicago Renews Call To Turn Chicago Lakefront Into National Park, Calls For Protection For Catholic Churches And West Loop Industrial Buildings
Police say they have not received any intelligence that Brooks’ body is in the lagoon.