Suspicious Illinois family finds female body parts in suitcases of relative visiting from Kentucky

 wsoctv.com  09/16/2020 19:34:42 

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.

Pictured in a November 2019 Street View image is the Markham, Ill., home where a woman's dismembered body was found Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. A visiting relative brought the body parts with him from Louisville, Ken., according to police.
Pictured in a November 2019 Street View image is the Markham, Ill., home where a woman's dismembered body was found Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. A visiting relative brought the body parts with him from Louisville, Ken., according to police. (Google)

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.

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