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Tyesha Patrice Bell, 22, May 10, 2003, Aurora, Kane County, Illinois

Updated: Aug 16, 2022

Tyesha has been missing since May 10, 2003, last known to have been seen where she lived with her sister on the 800 block of North Randall Road in Aurora, Illinois. She received a phone call and left in a hurry, with the TV on and candles burning in her bedroom. She left their apartment without her ID, money or any belongings.

She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a light pink short sleeved shirt and a light blue cotton jacket with a red stripe from shoulder to sleeve, clear contacts and white tennis shoes, gold hoop earrings, a gold ring with a blue topaz stone and 2 cubic zirconium diamonds on each side of it.

Remains were located December 2020 in Kane County but were not publicly reported to be hers until now. The Kane County Major Crimes Task Force and the Kane County Coroner's Office were requested to process and document the scene. The remains were transported to the Kane County Morgue for additional testing.

'None of the items found at the location confirmed the identification process. In consultation with a Forensic Odontologist (dentist) and a Forensic Anthropologist (bone specialist), Kane County Coroner Rob Russell created a profile of the decedent and sent DNA to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab for analysis. After consultation with the forensics team, the manner of death has been ruled a homicide. '

Aurora Police Department are investigating her death as a homicide. Her family deserves and need answers, and it is time to come forward with information from anyone who has information on her disappearance or death. Aurora Police set up a dedicated tip line for Tyesha's case. Anyone with information is asked to call (630) 256-5517 or email


June 14, 2022 Prince Cunningham was arrested and charged on two counts of First Degree Murder. Cunningham was the father of Tyesha's child. We will continue updating as information progresses.

Our hearts are with Tyesha and her family. Rest in Peace Tyesha.


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