Posts tagged ‘missing person’

May 23, 2011

Confirmed: Irma Sabanovic Deceased

It has, unfortunately, been confirmed that the female body found in blue Ford Focus pulled Saturday from the North Branch of the Chicago River was indeed Irma Sabanovic, who modeled under the name Ira Blackbird.

My thoughts are with her family and friends during their time of loss, and I’d like to express my deepest condolences.  I’m sure I speak for many when I say I was hoping for a different outcome–one in which she was found alive and well, after a misunderstanding of sorts.  I hope you all find peace soon.


May 18, 2011

Missing Model: Irma Sabonovic/Ira Blackbird

Please help find Irma Sabonovic (a.k.a. Ira Blackbird)!

Police are looking for Irma Sabanovic, a 25-year-old Rogers Park woman who modeled under the name Ira Blackbird.  She was last heard from after getting lost May 12 while heading to Exit, a Near West Side nightclub.

Irma Sabanovic left her home in the 1900 block of West Hood Avenue on May 12, with the intention of going to the Exit nightclub near Elston and North, according to a missing persons alert from Belmont Area Special Victims Unit.

At 2:00AM, she texted a friend that she was lost near Milwaukee and Erie. That was the last communication from Sabanovic.

She was driving a blue four-door Ford Focus with Illinois plate A465569.

Sabanovic is 5-foot-10 and 120 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. She is white with a medium complexion, and has a tattoo that says “Minge” on her right forearm and a tattoo of a star on her back.

Anyone with any information about Irma or her blue Ford Focus should call detectives at (312) 744-8266.

A search party is gathering to look for Irma on Saturday, May 21 at 12 Noon.  They are meeting at Warren Park, located at 6601 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60645.

If you are interested in helping with the search party, please RSVP to this Facebook event to stay in the loop.

More information and photos of Irma:

It is doubtful that Irma’s disappearance has to do with the fact that she is a model, and I have never met her.  I am simply helping spread the word.  I will update this post as more information (if any) becomes available.

June 14, 2010

Missing Model: Mel Vega

Model Melanie “Mel Vega” Munoz has been missing since June 4, 2010.  Her friends and family, as well as numerous colleagues in the modeling industry, have been looking frantically for her since then.  She was last seen wearing a navy blue V-neck T-shirt and jeans, has numerous tattoos, and drives 1998, dark blue Ford Taurus, license plates TX-TGN-919, with 121,44100 miles on it.  Here is her photo and other info, on a missing person poster image (please feel free to both repost and print out and post in public places).  Click the flyer to view it full size in a new window.

Melanie Mel Vega Munoz Missing

There is a website dedicted to finding her, which has more info and pics:
Here is a link to a thread about her on Model Mayhem:
You can also join the group on Facebook to receive updates:

If you have any information on Mel Vega, please call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 281.376.2997.  Please reference missing persons case number HC10-80798.  Deputy Marshall (4P8S) has been working on Mel’s case.

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