Updated 01/18/12 – 6:32 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Police in northwest Indiana and Chicago were trying to solve a wild case on Wednesday, after a woman was killed in South Bend and a car linked to the case turned up in Chicago.READ MORE: South Shore Woman Sees Police Activity After Shooting Leaves Man Dead, Only To Find Out It Was Her Own Beloved Brother
As CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports, around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, a man called police in South Bend and said he feared his mother was dead inside her home.
South Bend police went to the apartment and found the body of 42-year-old Deshone Caradine. She had been stabbed to death, police said.
Police continued to search for the suspect — identified as 44-year-old Manuel Clemon, also known as Manuel Scott — after finding the victim’s car on Chicago’s South Side, hours after the murder. Police said Clemon had a child with the victim. It was a different child who found Caradine’s body.
Police said Clemon is believed to be armed and dangerous. He is described as an African-American man, 5 feet 7 inches tall and approximately 200 pounds.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Patchy Frost Well Inland
Caradine’s Ford Focus was stolen and authorities said it was found abandoned in the drive-up lane of the Highland Community Bank at 87th and Wood streets. Blood was clearly visible on the steering wheel and elsewhere inside the vehicle.
After securing the scene, a team of police officers descended on a nearby house on the 8700 block of South Winchester Avenue. With their guns drawn, officers surrounded the house and a team entered through the back door.
The homeowners showed up a short time later, but were not allowed inside. They declined to speak to reporters.
After spending about a half hour inside the home, police then went to the Hogan Motel at 89th Street and Ashland Avenue, where they found the keys for the Ford Focus and a set of bloody clothes.MORE NEWS: Constituent Says She And Others Were Kicked Out Virtual Meeting With Embattled Ald. Jim Gardiner, And Alderman Isn't Providing Answers
Chicago police would not discuss the case on the record, but it is likely police have surveillance video from the bank parking lot.