Family hopes baby found on garbage can belongs to missing pregnant woman

Family members of a missing pregnant woman said at a Wednesday news conference that they hope DNA testing reveals the baby found on top of a garbage can this week belongs to their family member.

Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui, who was reported missing on April 26th, was expected to give birth on Sunday, May 5th. The 19-year-old was last seen in the 2000 block of South California Avenue, according to a high-risk missing person alert from Chicago police.

The family is calling on DCFS to test the baby's DNA to see if it matches with the missing woman's.

DCFS is currently set to take protective custody of the baby once he is released from Lurie Children's Hospital.

Chicago Police are still trying to determine the parents of the baby.

Area North detectives are questioning a 16-year-old girl to determine whether she is the mother of the baby, according to CPD.

The baby boy was found by a woman and her daughter Tuesday afternoon in an alley at 1714 N. Keystone Ave. in the Hermosa neighborhood.

The baby was "cold as concrete" with his umbilical cord still attached, Chicago Fire Dept. Field Chief Patrick Fitzmaurice said at a news conference.

Paramedics performed CPR and other life-saving measures on the baby and took him in critical condition to Norwegian American Hospital at 4:11 p.m., Fitzmaurice said.

He was the first baby in Illinois this year to be illegally abandoned, according to Dawn Geras, who lobbied to pass Illinois' "Safe Haven law" in 2001.

Ochoa-Uriostegui is described as a 5-foot-3, 125-pound woman with brown eyes, brown hair and a light brown complexion, police said. She was last seen wearing a gray sweater and sweatpants along with a maroon top with the Latino Youth High School logo on it.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call the Area South Special Victims Unit at 312-747-8274.

The Sun Times Media Wire contributed to this report.