Police have charged the boyfriend of a missing Calumet City woman with murder, officials announced Saturday night. NBC5 Michelle Relerford reports from the scene on more details of the arrest and reaction from friends.
Calumet City Police have arrested the boyfriend of a woman who has been missing for more than a week.
"We found significant evidence in the house that there may have been foul play," said police Chief Edward Gilmore about their investigation conducted at the home where 42-year-old Gena Chiodo was last seen a week ago.
On Saturday, Police charged Chiodo's boyfriend Donal E. Clark with first degree murder and concealment of a homicide, but they have not found her body yet, officials said during a press conference.
Gilmore said police will resume their search for Chiodo's body with the help of volunteers. Earlier on Saturday, the search had been postponed.
"Last night we developed we developed some leads we felt led us away from Calumet City," said Police Chief Edward Gilmore. At that time, Gilmore said police had a "person of interest" in custody.
Chiodo, a hair stylist at a salon in Munster, Ind., was last seen a week ago at her house in the 1300 block of Price. Police said her vehicle and house keys were found at the home.
On Friday, Gilmore announced police were "moving towards a criminal investigation" using dogs and a helicopter to aid them with the search.
That same day, friends and neighbors were doubtful police would find Chiodo alive.
"At this point we just want to find her body," said Michelle Mack, a friend of Chiodo. When asked if she expected to find Chiodo alive, Mack replied, "We don't."
Friends said they thought it was strange to see Chiodo's car and her boyfriend's car in the driveway for several days.
Mack said she was there when Chiodo's boyfriend went willingly with police to provide information.
"They took him out of here Wednesday," said Mack. "He was hiding in there peeking out the window."