The last time Jeffery Ehresman saw his daughter, Charisma, she “made a silly face” and danced with his dog.
“…She gave me the biggest hug and kiss in the world and started going to work,” the father recalled. “That is so that.”
Jeffrey Ehrseman said Charisma is a light to everyone and has “a smile that can change your life.”
The 20-year-old nursing student was reported missing after leaving her home on January 23 in Forest View.
On Friday, police said she was found unresponsive inside a vehicle around 5:30 p.m. in the 5900 block of West Iowa Street, Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. She died at the scene.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office on Sunday determined that Ehresman died of strangulation and suffocation and treated her death as homicide.
Christina Ehresman, Charisma’s mother, said: ‘I never imagined this would happen in a million years.
After the 20-year-old’s death, hundreds of people posted tributes on social media.
Friends say Charisma is the most amazing person who always says “I love you.”
“I feel like I’ve lost a part of me. She’s my best friend. The other half of me,” her sister Cassandra said.
Chicago police said no offenders were in custody as detectives continued their investigation Sunday.
“She is known for her smile. Her wonderful hugs. And she laughs. If she hugs you, you feel pure love. Even if you’re a stranger, her father, Jeffrey, said.
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