CHICAGO (CBS) — A 23-year-old Roseland man who has been missing for two months was found dead Tuesday near an area police searched weeks earlier.
Bonnette Jernigan said she believed police had done the best they could to find her son, Iaron Brooks, after a tip came in that his body was in Avalon Park.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Best Rain Friday Night
“They said they did a thorough search,” she said.
Then Monday evening, Jernigan got another tip, and she and Brooks’ uncle went back to the park on their own on Tuesday.
“My brother and the guys kind of walked ahead, but I was coming behind them. So before I could get up to the gate of the tennis court, my brother told me, ‘Don’t come back there,’ because he found something,” Jernigan said. “He was covered, but we saw his gym shoes. We saw his belt.”READ MORE: Getting Hosed: A Look At The Universe Of Chicago Water, And Its Sometimes-Sordid History, This Earth Day