Police on Thursday continued their search for a man they believe was involved in the stabbing death of a South Bend woman a day earlier.
The body of DaShone Caradine, a 42-year-old mother, was found in her apartment on the 100 block of North Eddy Street with stab wounds, officials said.
The prime suspect in the case: 44-year-old Manuel Clemon, who also goes by the name Manuel Scott. Clemon is the father of one of Caradine's children.
Caradine's green Ford Focus was found by authorities, abandoned, in a drive-through ATM lane at the Highland Community Bank at 87th and Wood streets, South Bend police said.
A short time later, officers raided a house near the 8700 block of South Winchester Avenue with guns drawn. They found no one.
They later moved in on the Hogan's Motel, on the 8900 block of South Ashland Avenue. There they found the keys to Caradine's car, officials said, and a bloody set of clothes.
Clemon, however, was no where to be found.
Investigators said he was last seen with Caradine and may have been recorded on surveillance cameras at the bank behind the wheel of her car.
Caradine's death is the first homicide of the year in St. Joseph County, Ind., officials said.