Police have released a man they considered a "person of interest" in the shooting deaths of former Chicago Bulls player Eddy Curry's ex-girlfriend and her 9-month-old daughter.
The man was released after being arrested over the weekend in a hotel outside Michigan City, Ind., on a charge of failing to leave a hotel at his checkout time.
Chicago police informed the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office after the man's arrest that he was a "person of interest'' in the shooting deaths of Nova Henry, 24, and her daughter, Ava, and they wanted to talk to him, Chief Deputy James Sosinski. said.
Although police did not identfy the man,The New York Daily News identified him as Fredrick Goings, a 36-year-old lawyer.
Police spokeswoman Monique Bond would not confirm or deny that the man was someone police had identified as "the object of an order of protection."
Henry's relatives referred to Goings as a violent stalker. They said the slain woman got a restraining order against him in 2006.
"This (man) was very unstable. He had an anger problem," Henry's uncle Tom Henry told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Sosinski stressed that Chicago police never called the man a suspect and said that after they interviewed him, he posted bail on the charge stemming from his arrest at the hotel and was released from custody. He was apparently freed on Monday afternoon.
An attorney for former Chicago Bulls player Eddy Curry says he is devastated by the murders of his former girlfriend and her infant daughter. The woman was the mother of Curry's 3-year-old son, who was found at the scene unharmed.
On Tuesday, the Daily News reported that now Knicks center Curry was preparing to fly home to see his 3-year-old son.
The Tribune reported Tuesday that Noah, once quiet and reserved, has not stopped talking since he was found Saturday, Yolan Henry said. The boy keeps asking his grandmother if she's OK, she said.
"He said, 'Are you OK? I'm OK. Are you?" said Yolan Henry, her voice choking with emotion.
On Saturday evening, a relative found the bodies of Henry and Ava in their apartment near the South Side. An autopsy revealed both had been shot to death..
Curry has had on-going tragedy in his personal life since being traded to the Knicks in 2005.
Last week, his former driver sued him for sexual harassment and racial discrimination, accusing Curry of unwanted advances, pointing a gun at him and making "abusive, anti-Semitic epithets."
In 2007, Curry's family was robbed in their suburban Chicago home by masked men who took cash and jewelry after duct taping the family in the house.