Illinois police made a gruesome discovery inside a suitcase a man allegedly traveled with from Kentucky, while aboard a Greyhound bus.
CBS Chicago reports that police made the discovery on Tuesday at a home off of 164th and Wood streets in Markha, Illinois. A man, whose name hasn’t yet been revealed, allegedly boarded a Greyhound bus in Louisville, Kentucky, then traveled over five hours with the body parts to the Chicago Greyhound station, where his family picked him up.
The man arrived at the family members’ home and never unpacked his luggage. For days, the luggage sat untouched, drawing suspicion from the family. When he went to a library a few days later, someone opened the luggage and discovered female body parts.
“There were some early reports of a foul odor coming from the bags,” Markham police Chief Terry White told the outlet.
The family immediately contacted authorities. When police arrived, they noted, “several chopped-up body parts of one woman” inside the luggage. They cordoned off the home to further investigate.
“By the time I went to the neighborhood store, came back, that’s when I saw the yellow tape from the crime scene,” neighbor David Scott said. “I knew something was bad that happened then.
The FBI and Louisville authorities are now helping with the case. They believe the victim may be a woman from Louisville, but declined to reveal her name.
Meanwhile, the suspect was taken into custody on Tuesday night, but so far, he has not been charged with a crime.
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