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'What Did You Do to My Mother and Why': Boyfriend Arrested in Memphis After Chicago Mother Disappears

Relatives say 65-year-old Daisey Hayes walked into her Chicago Housing Authority apartment building on the night of May 1--but never walked out.

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    Boyfriend Arrested in Memphis After Chicago Mom Disappears

    Teresa Smith says she believes her mother’s boyfriend, Jimmy Jackson, murdered her inside a Chicago Housing Authority apartment building in May, stuffed her body into a suitcase, wheeled it outside and dumped it. She says security video sent to her anonymously caught him coming off the elevator. Rob Stafford reports. (Published Friday, Oct. 19, 2018)

    Teresa Smith says she believes her mother’s boyfriend, Jimmy Jackson, murdered her inside a Chicago Housing Authority apartment building in May, stuffed her body into a suitcase, wheeled it outside and dumped it. She says security video sent to her anonymously caught him coming off the elevator.

    Asked what she saw in the video, she told NBC 5 it was “her boyfriend, Jimmy Jackson, leaving with a suitcase that he’s struggling with."

    Her mother, 65-year-old Daisy Hayes hasn’t been seen since.

    Chicago police say 72 year old Jackson was arrested in Memphis Friday in connection to Hayes' murder. NBC 5 Investigates found a warrant recently for his arrest issued on one count of murder.

    “I can see her whole leg, her whole leg print," Smith said of the bag seen in the surveillance video.

    How could a body fit in a suitcase that size? Smith says her mother is tiny, about 5 feet 2 inches and only 85 pounds.

    This isn't the first time he's Jackson has been arrested.

    NBC 5 Investigates found that in 1985, Jackson was charged with two counts of murder but not convicted. Prosecutors dropped the case after a witness failed to show up in court on several occasions.

    In 2012 Jackson was charged with battery but again the charges were dropped.

    Smith says she wants justice and says she wants answers from Jackson

    "What did you do to my mother and why,” she asked.

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