Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Disappearance and Murder of Latasha Nevitt


Latasha Nevitt (30) was last seen alive on October 10th, 2011. According to her husband Isaac Nevitt, Latasha left their Chicago, Illinois home that day to walk to a nearby grocery and liquor store on 112th Street and never returned. Isaac reported her missing four days later, on October 14th, 2011.

Latasha’s mother Brenda Morgan was incredibly puzzled by her daughter’s disappearance. Brenda said that Latasha would never leave behind her three children. Latasha was also attending school at Evergreen University to become a dental hygienist, and things were reportedly going very well for her. Concerns about Latasha only grew once it was revealed that she had not accessed her cell phone or bank accounts since October 10th. Brenda and other volunteer searchers reportedly searched the area where Latasha was last seen, but were unable to find any clues to her whereabouts. Suspicions were inevitably starting to build towards Latasha’s husband, Isaac, as he was the last person to have seen her. Isaac adamantly denied being involved in his wife’s disappearance.

Nearly three years later, on March 6th, 2014, the case finally had a break. A city water worker found a body in a drain pipe at Morgan Park, located close to Latasha’s home. The body had been found in a heavy-duty plastic bag and appeared to have been stuffed into the space it was found. Two days later, the remains were confirmed to be that of Latasha Nevitt. According to the statement from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, Latasha’s body was found “frozen, in the fetal position, and wrapped in garbage bags. A scarf was wrapped around her eyes like a blindfold. Her legs were bound with a cell phone charging cord.” The coroner classified Latasha’s death as a homicide by unspecified means.

To this day, no arrests have been made in Latasha’s case. Many still believe that her husband is responsible for her murder, however police have not publicly announced Isaac (or anybody) as a suspect at this time. Latasha’s family is desperately hoping to receive justice in this case. If you have any information that could help the investigation, please contact the Chicago Police Department.
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36 comments:

  1. I sure hope that whoever possesses the sick mind that destroyed the mother of three children is found and brought to justice.

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  2. Oh that's so sad. Fails to mention her husband passed a polygraph test....

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    1. He could be the 1% inaccorect. Remember, the test is not 100% accurate.

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    2. i have been watching this show called "Adam Ruins Everything". it basically teaches that things aren't as they seem. One of the episodes was about CSI things. They mentioned that polygraphs are NOT reliable EVER! Including polygraph exams. There were several reliable sources, including scientific sources, that prove the notorious unreliability of polygraphs. You should check it out.

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    3. I agree, everything I've seen about polygraphs are that they are extremely unreliable because everyone reacts differtly to stress. They just monitor vital signs in relation to pointed, often stressful questions.

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    4. I know someone that my niece was involved with that got charged with sex with a minor. He 100% knew she was only 17 but said he believed she was 18. He has passed numerous polygraphs and told my niece how to beat them. I don’t put an ounce of faith in them at all anymore.

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    5. I hope they find the monster that did this. In an instance this ladies life was taken. It was mentioned that she was going to the corner store, could it be she was assaulted and kidnapped and killed in the process? Why didn't the husband go out to the store?

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  3. I watched thjs last nite and keep picturing his face looking out that small window when they had the cadaver dog looking for her ..the look in his eyes kept me up most of the nite.he looked as if it just sunk in that his best friendcould really be dead.i tried finding a facebook and came across that they found her. He passed the polygraph but his eyes Say hedidnt do it.plus having babies

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    1. I'm wondering if she were alive while they were looking and why the dog didn't find her? Which would explain why the husband passed cause he hadn't done anything to her yet? They tested mom but not dad...they were searching in the right area which is why the 1st dog had her scent...she was discovered underground. Its sad anyway you slice it. But I'd say do another polygraph but on all THREE!!!

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  4. I honestly think the parents had something to do with it. Her mom was laughing when police wanted to search their house. My guess is she wanted her 10 year old daughter back. Mom n dad refused. It got heated.

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    1. interesting. hadn't heard this theory before. do you have any more info you could share?

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  5. Plus her dad basically told cops where to look..

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  6. The dudes eyes are so unusual it's more difficult than normal for me to judge what I think off the look of him. Then too, with the fact they live in the HOOD in the worst city in America it's really hard to say.

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  7. Incorrect on a few points. Where the dad told police they should look is not where she was found at all. Also, sociopaths can pass lie detector test quite easily, they've proven that.
    The 10-year old girl was already living with the grandparents permanently.

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  8. I could tell by the look in his eyes that he didn't do it. The mom was the strange acting one. No one could tell me that my daughter was missing and I sit there all calm and cool. Something doesn't add up with her parents at all😒

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  9. What striked me as odd was that the husband was saying 'was' in past time all the time during the first interview. 'She was going to be ...'

    Like in his mind he knew she was dead already.. Plus, she had gone to get beer on an evening, and he reported her missing 4 days later this said?? Guilty as hell

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    1. Never sign up for jury duty, please. Ignorance has put many innocent people behind bars. You never know how you will react under stressful situations, especially when you are in shock. Television shows are not court rooms and do not identify all factual data, especially under the time constraints they endure.

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  10. I agree with Devon77. The husband was using the past tense when he gave his initial report to detectives. Polygraphs are not fool proof. The polygrapher may have worded questions in a way that was not meaningful to the husband. The examiner may not have entered into his personal subjective dictionary, so to speak. There is a reason polygraphs are not admissible as evidence in court.

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  11. Keep in mind that the at the end of the episode on the show The First 48 Hours, the mother had a swab of her DNA taken and even when the detective said she "may have met a bad fate" the mother didn't shed a tear nor dead her demeanor really change. I don't personally think a mother could be so stone faced when hearing that her daughter is more than likely dead, even if she had issues with her daughters husband that shouldn't (but possibly could) overshadow her love and care for her daughter. Either way, none of that is in anyway physical evidence but it does make her appear suspicious and very cold hearted..

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  12. Come-on guys! The husband is always at the top of the suspect list! He was abusive. A bully. She was afraid of him. The Chicago police look like a bunch of idiots.He , like OJ, got away with murder.

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  13. They would interview more than just the mother to go with abuse I thinking keeping the peace was between the two famines not just the husband , I'm pretty sure she lived with her mother before she got married and had the twins . Sometimes mothers meddle in marriages could be why the granddaughter was still living there. We won't really know.So hard to place blame .

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  14. Did I see him wearing one glove on one hand and no glove on the other hand? Hiding something....?

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  15. Just saw this sad case on the First 48 and the biggest thing that struck me was the odd reactions of her parents, not the husband. Who acts so nonchalant when your daughter is suspected to be dead? What dad tells police where to look for his daughter’s body? Also the fact that the mother refused to watch her own grandchildren (the twins). I know everyone reacts to grief differently, but smirking and smiling is not a typical reaction. The husband may not have been a nice dude, but I saw grief on his face. Her parents should be suspect number one. Sorry.

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    1. I was thinking the father all along. He didn't Get a polygraph test. No emotion at all. I think her daughter was brain washed by her family. Over all extremely sad.

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  16. I agree with the other few that feel the mom did something to her. The fact she laughed and played funny when showing the detectives the house was extremely odd. There is nothing funny about your child missing at any age. Sadly the 10 yr old might have some of that info on grandma. It was still odd where her dad pointed at that she might hide. Maybe they hurt her there then the mom stuffed her in that pipe. Many killers do horrible things but for a stranger to kill her, but put a blindfold on and bound her legs, would they do all that and still kill her then to wrap in bags and stuff her in a pipe? It seems a stranger would've tossed her in any of those areas . This seems like it was more personal. Why blindfold her if you know your going to kill her ? The mom was odd. Very eary odd.

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  17. Her husbands eyes looked a little wicked at first and so I was thinking, he's guilty. But once I continued to watch the show, he became a victim himself with a very beautiful unique eye color with pain written all over them

    Some people said he did it because the mom said he was abusive. Maybe he wasn't and the mom lied because she wanted him to get arrested so she could get custody of the twin boys also.
    Latashia was a very beautiful lady. So sad.

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  18. Maybe some sicko she didn't know did this. Those are the hardest cases to crack. And maybe there is a reason for the family's reaction. Hard places can make people hard.

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  19. Damn just watched this episode of first 48. one of the few that was surprising, I thought for sure the husband would fail the polygraph. still doesn't mean he's innocent, but if they had evidence he'd be locked up. This one is just a real head-scratcher but at least they found a body.

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  20. Why did the husband wait four days after she was missing to report it? He should have reported it the same day. I smell a rat and it stinks. Chicago is not the place to be with our kids are not safe at all. For people killing kids over territory. I hope the police clear up Chicago where it will be a nicer place to stay. God bless and keep her children.

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  21. The husband reported her missing immediately, not 4 days later. Detectives clearly asked him about "last night" and asked the convenience store the same. Here is what I wish the show had said....since the husband claimed he got worried when she didn't return and they texted back and forth and she suddenly stopped, then claimed they auto erased, what did cel records show? Do the texts exist, and where did they ping? How did he have time to get worried about her, text her, have her respond once, if she never even made it to the store? They never mentioned if these texts happened, only mentioned them asking the phone co if texts can auto erase in the phone itself.

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    1. I agree with Vulcanak.
      I would like to add that I just watched it on 48 hours and thought did they ever find her. Searched the web and found this link. Tam sadden that she was found dead years later. The way she was found tells a lot I think.
      1. Found in a sewer near drain pipe area, 2. stuffed in that area, 3. inside of a HEAVY-DUTY garbage bag, 4. eyes possibly blindfolded with a scarf, 5. feet bound by a cell charging cord.
      I wonder what other details did they not give out that would give us inquiring minds something to work with.
      The questions I would ask;
      What was the cause of death, strangulation? stabbed? shot?
      Was she wearing the same cloths when she disappeared?
      Was her cell phone with her?
      The scarf, was it hers and was she wearing it that day?
      The cell phone cord, was it hers and if so why would she take her cell cord with her if she was just going to the liquor store and returning home? If its not hers, what type of cell phone did the cord belong to? who had a cell phone matching the cord brand? Did any of the family members buys or have access from work to HEAVY-DUTY garbage bags matching the bag she was found in? People who are poor don't typically buy HEAVY-DUTY garbage bags for their residence. Was it an industrial HEAVY-DUTY garbage bag she was in? Are the same HEAVY-DUTY garbage bags available to city water employees? Where is the access point to that water pipe area where the body was found? Has there been similar cases before or since her disappearance involving HEAVY-DUTY garbage bags? Does any business from her house to the liquor store use HEAVY-DUTY garbage bags that match the bag she was in?

      Based on what was publicly disclosed on here, her feet were bound by a simple cell charger, nothing mentioned about her hands being bound. She was in a fetal position in the bag leads me to believe she was killed somewhere else, stuffed in the bag and transported down there. I would think it is pretty difficult for one person to carry a body in a garbage bag down a latter into a sewer area or even drag her from a leveled entrance point to that area. Who would know how to get down there, employees? Has there ever been signs that people were living in that sewer area? Some who is fit and had strength could pull it off transporting the body there. Or 2 people. I wish I knew more about this case and more about what this location looks like and where is the access points.

      Sighhhhhhhhhh!
      Eve

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  22. Also, polygraphs are pretty accurate if administered by a competent professional. They can't be administered because they aren't 100%, but there is a REASON law officers use them as a tool. Normal people can't lie and pass them. If you don't believe me, go ahead and try it. Good luck.

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  23. i really dont know but i hope sombody owns up to this becuase you dont just murder sombody and think it is cool r.i.p

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  24. Something strange about the grin on moms face.

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  25. I agree with Vulcanak comments.
    I would like to add that I just watched it on 48 hours 7/21/20 and thought did they ever find her. Searched the web and found this link. I am sadden that she was found dead years later. The way she was found tells a lot I think.
    1. Found in a sewer near drain pipe area, 2. stuffed in that area, 3. inside of a HEAVY-DUTY garbage bag, 4. eyes possibly blindfolded with a scarf, 5. feet bound by a cell charging cord.

    I wonder what other details did they not give out that would give us inquiring minds something to work with.

    The questions I would ask;
    What was the cause of death, strangulation? stabbed? shot?
    Was she wearing the same cloths when she disappeared?
    Was her cell phone with her?
    The scarf, was it hers and was she wearing it that day?
    The cell phone cord, was it hers and if so why would she take her cell cord with her if she was just going to the liquor store and returning home? If its not hers, what type of cell phone did the cord belong to? who had a cell phone matching the cord brand? Did any of the family members buys or have access from work to HEAVY-DUTY garbage bags matching the bag she was found in? People who are poor don't typically buy HEAVY-DUTY garbage bags for their residence. Was it an industrial HEAVY-DUTY garbage bag she was in? Are the same HEAVY-DUTY garbage bags available to city water employees? Where is the access point to that water pipe area where the body was found? Has there been similar cases before or since her disappearance involving HEAVY-DUTY garbage bags? Does any business from her house to the liquor store use HEAVY-DUTY garbage bags that match the bag she was in?

    Based on what was publicly disclosed on here, her feet were bound by a simple cell charger, nothing mentioned about her hands being bound. She was in a fetal position in the bag leads me to believe she was killed somewhere else, stuffed in the bag and transported down there. I would think it is pretty difficult for one person to carry a body in a garbage bag down a latter into a sewer area or to even drag her from a leveled entrance point to that area. Who would know how to get down there, employees maybe? Has there ever been signs that people were living in that sewer area, any identifications? Someone who is fit and had strength could pull off transporting the body there. Or 2 people. I wish I knew more about this case and more about what this location looks like and where is the access points.

    Sighhhhhhhhhh!
    Eve

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