The missing car, a green 1996 Toyota Corolla, of a slain Illinois State University student Olamide Adeyooye was found in Atlanta. Atlanta, where police have a man in custody and awaiting extradition to Illinois on unrelated charges but may want to question him in the death of Olamide Adeyooye.
The missing car of a slain Illinois State University student has been found in Atlanta, where police say a man they may want to question is awaiting extradition to central Illinois on unrelated theft charges, authorities said Monday.
Normal police Lt. Mark Kotte declined to characterize the 27-year-old man as a suspect in the disappearance and slaying of 21-year-old Olamide Adeyooye, whose badly burned body was found Oct. 21 in a central Mississippi chicken house.
Adeyooye’s green 1996 Toyota Corolla, missing since she disappeared, was found abandoned Sunday in a residential neighborhood on Atlanta’s southwest side, Kotte said. Authorities are processing the car for fingerprints, weapons and other evidence such as hair or fibers, he said.
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Authorities say he lived on the same block as Adeyooye, who was last seen on October 13th in the central Illinois city where she went to school.
Police are processing the car for evidence and awaiting results of forensic tests they hope will determine Adeyooye’s cause of death and where she was killed.
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A 27-year-old Normal man arrested last week in Atlanta by the FBI on charges of felony theft is a possible person of interest to police investigating the disappearance and death of Illinois State University student Olamide E. Adeyooye.
Maurice Lashon Wallace was arrested on a McLean County warrant issued earlier this month.
Wallace was charged Oct. 10 with disorderly conduct for threatening to harm a woman and refusing to leave her apartment and also for theft involving less than $300.
On Oct. 20, he was charged with felony theft, $300 and $10,000.
In May 2001 Wallace was arrested in Normal for unlawful vehicular invasion and criminal trespass. He was convicted on the trespass charge and served time in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Arrested man might be linked to slaying of Olamide Adeyooye