The police in Atlanta, GA now say that Maurice Lashon Wallace of Normal “is involved or has knowledge” of what happened to Olamide Adeyooye. Maurice Lashon Wallace was in custody on identity theft charges in Atlanta; however, is now being called a suspect in the disappearance of Olamide Adeyooye.
Normal police Lt. Mark Kotte said 27-year-old Maurice Lashon Wallace of Normal “is involved or has knowledge” of what happened to Olamide Adeyooye, based on interviews and evidence collected in an investigation that spans three states. Kotte declined to elaborate, saying that information could jeopardize the investigation.
No charges have been filed against Wallace in connection with the death of Adeyooye, a 21-year-old student from the Chicago suburb of Berkeley.
Fiends of Wallace and Adeyooye have made the connection that the two knew each other and that they lived in the same apartment complex.
Wallace has been in custody since a week after Adeyooye disappeared when he was picked up at an Atlanta shopping center on a warrant in an unrelated identity theft case in Normal. Kotte said the identity theft case involved multiple victims, but he declined to say if Adeyooye was one of them.
Friends say Adeyooye and Wallace knew each other and that he had been to her off-campus apartment. Kotte declined comment on any connection between the two.
Wallace was convicted Sept. 6, 2001, of entering a taxi and striking the driver. A memorandum in a court file indicates late in the same month, he bought a one-way ticket to Heathrow Airport in London, turned himself over to immigration officials and asked for political asylum.
Hat Tip: festa