A man travelled 400 miles on a bus carrying a woman’s chopped up body in suitcases, according to police.
The family of the accused noticed a “foul smell” coming from three heavy bags, which contained the dismembered body parts.
Cops say the man made a long journey on the Greyhound bus with the suitcases containing the body from Kentucky to Markham, Illinois.
Police Chief Terry White says his family were unaware of the contents of the bags which remained in their home for several days.
On September 15, the remains were discovered after the man did not unpack the suitcase.
The family became suspicious of what was inside and waited until he had left the house to check.
Chief White said: “There were some early reports of a foul odour coming from the bags.”
When the man went to the public library, the family made the gruesome discovery.
According to reports, the woman’s remains are from a crime that is believed to have occurred in Kentucky.
News outlet CBS 2’s reporter believed the body could be related to a woman who went missing in Louisville a week ago.
David Scott, the family’s neighbour said: “I went to the store, and by the time I went to the neighbourhood store, came back, that’s when I saw the yellow tape from the crime scene.
“I knew something was bad that happened then.”
“You see stuff like this on TV.
“You don’t see stuff like this from your across-the-street neighbour.”
As of Tuesday night, the man is in policy custody, although he has not been charged with a crime.