Illinois police made a gruesome discovery in a suitcase belonging to a man who traveled from Kentucky to the state while on a Greyhound bus.
“There were some early reports of a foul odor coming from the bags,” White said.
When Martin went to the library on Tuesday, he left the suitcases behind, police said.
“A human body part was discovered. They immediately backed away and called police,” White said.
“You see stuff like this on TV. You don’t see stuff like this from your across-street neighbor,” neighbor David Scott said.
Officials said that Martin traveled with the suitcase from Kentucky.
Police told AP that the victim's death resulted from a domestic assault.
The suspected victim's name is being withheld pending positive identification, authorities said.
Markham is about 23 miles south of Chicago.
Other details about the case were not provided by police.