MARKHAM, Ill. — An Illinois family suspicious of a family member visiting from Kentucky made a gruesome discovery in his luggage the dismembered remains of a woman.
Markham police Chief Terry White told CBS Chicago that the man, whose name has not yet been released, traveled Sunday from Louisville on a Greyhound bus to visit his family. Markham, located just south of Chicago, is about a four-hour drive from Louisville.
After several days, his family found it odd that he had not yet unpacked, the chief said. He also aroused suspicion by keeping a watchful eye on his suitcases.
When the man left the house Tuesday to go to the public library, his relatives opened a suitcase.
Police investigators found the body parts of a woman in the mans luggage. The chief said she is believed to possibly be a woman reported missing in Louisville last week.
Louisville police officials told WLKY that the discovery in Illinois led them to a home in the 600 block of N. Hite Street in Louisville, where they found evidence of a homicide. Charges are pending against the man, who remained in the Cook County jail on Wednesday.