Missing Indian American Woman Found Dead
An Indian-American woman, who was reported missing, has been found dead in the trunk of her car, as per a media report. The Indian American community in Schaumburg, a northwest suburb in Chicago is in shock.
Sureel Dabawala, a 34-year-old, young MBA from Loyola University in Chicago, was reported missing on Dec 30, 2019, by her family when she failed to return home.
She was found wrapped in a blanket in the trunk of her own Lexus car in Chicago’s West Garfield Park neighborhood by private investigators hired by the family. The autopsy report is still awaited and no arrests have been made in the case so far.
Sureel was the daughter of Schaumburg based Dr. Asharaf Dabawala, a physician in the area, hailing from Gujarat, India. The Family lives and works in the Schaumburg area and is a longtime Illinois resident. Area people describe the Dabawalas as generous and loving people.
On Sureel’s disappearance, the Dabawala family had announced a $10,000 reward for anyone who could provide any information about the young woman. Family and friends were devastated by the rude discovery of the young women's death.
The cause of her death remains unknown, as investigations and toxicology reports which would help authorities determine the cause, may take up to a month.
As the family awaits answers to Sureel’s unfortunate death, the Indian American community is also reeling under the fear of safety.