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Speculation on Missing Women Cases Fueled by ‘Bad Information,’ Top Cop Says

In recent weeks, the missing person cases and now death investigations of Shantieya Smith and Sadaria Davis have made headlines in Chicago.

“We had a community meeting today to put to rest some of the bad information that is out there,” Chicago police Supt. Eddie Johnson said Thursday.

The meeting stems from the missing person cases of Smith, Davis and four others. Cases that some community leaders felt might be connected.

“People deserve to know what’s going on," community activist Rev. Robin Hood said. "You can’t say it is not a serial killer."

But Johnson told community members that police have found no connection between each case.

“There were six cases. Out of the six, four of them have been located," he said.

He said the deaths of Smith and Davis have not been ruled homicides, but they have someone they want speak with about their disappearances.

“The two young ladies we are speaking about were involved in narcotics sales, prostitution, using narcotics together--we do know that,” he said.

Some in the community became outraged when Johnson uttered those words about the deaths Smith and Davis.

In the closed door meeting, the he said he apologized if his remarks sounded insulting.

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