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Old 09-16-2020, 04:34 PM
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Default Louisville negro dismembered girlfriend (sow?,cb?) brought body parts in suitcase to Chicago via bus

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Police: Louisville man dismembered girlfriend, brought body parts to Illinois by bus
Updated: 5:36 PM EDT Sep 16, 2020

MARKHAM, Ill.

A man is facing charges after police found a woman's remains inside her boyfriend's bags in Illinois. Those remains, police say, were transported from Louisville.

According to police, Melvin Martin Jr. went to visit his family in Markham, Illinois, with multiple bags. Markham police said the family became suspicious of the bags, and had noticed a smell.

When Martin left the house Tuesday, family members reportedly opened one of the bags. Police there said the parts they found in the bag were that of his girlfriend, who had been chopped up.

They found a head, organs and the bottom half of her body. The torso was missing, police said.

According to police, Martin had carried those bags via a Greyhound bus he took from Louisville.

On Wednesday, Louisville police said they had been contacted by Markham police.

LMPD's Dwight Mitchell said that led them to the 600 block of North Hite Street in Louisville and they later determined that a homicide had occurred there.

Markham police said the woman had been dead for at least 30 days before her transport and had been previously reported missing.

They believe her death started as a domestic assault.



Martin was arrested at the library in Markham and charged as a fugitive fleeing prosecution. Police said he wasn't initially cooperative, but eventually gave a full statement to police, admitting that the torso was buried in a park near where the two lived in Louisville.

When asked about why he kept parts of her body, Martin told police he still wanted to be with her -- at least part of her.

He will be held for an extradition hearing, then back to Louisville.

The victim has not yet been identified pending positive identification from the coroner and notification of the family.
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Coroner identifies Louisville woman allegedly killed, dismembered by boyfriend

Sep 17, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The 31-year-old woman, whose body parts were found with a Louisville man in his suitcase in Chicago, has been identified by the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.

Ladawndra Ellington was killed in Louisville's Clifton Heights neighborhood, Louisville Metro Police confirmed Wednesday. Terry White, the chief of police in Markham, Illinois, just outside Chicago, said 30-year-old Melvin Martin Jr. transported the body parts of Ellington, his girlfriend, from the Greyhound bus station in Louisville to downtown Chicago.
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