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MARKHAM, Ill. (WLS) -- Markham police said charges are pending against a man who brought dismembered human remains in duffel bags with him from Kentucky to visit relatives.

Police said the man took a Greyhound bus from Kentucky to Chicago "a few days ago" where he was picked up by relatives and taken back to their home near 164th and Wood in Markham.

His family told police he had several duffel bags with him that he was very protective over.

After arriving, the man's relatives said he kept asking them for clothing, which they found odd because he had his bags but never opened them. Some relatives also told police they noticed a smell coming from the bags.

Police said Tuesday morning the man left his relatives' home and went to the Markham Public Library. While there, a curious relative opened one of the duffel bags and found body parts inside. The family called police, who discovered more human remains in the other duffel bags.

Police arrested the man at the library, and took him in for questioning. Charges are expected to be announced Wednesday afternoon.

Markham police said they are working with federal law enforcement and police in Kentucky, and have identified the remains as a woman whose identity they have not yet released pending notification of next of kin. Law enforcement has not commented on whether or not there was any relationship between the suspect and the victim.

The suspect has also not yet been publicly identified.

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Man, Woman Shot During Altercation At Long Island Bar

A man and woman were shot following an altercation at a Long Island bar that spilled outside into the parking lot, police said.

It happened on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 2 a.m. in Baldwin.

Nassau County First Precinct officers responded to a call for shots fired at D’Ambiance Bar and Lounge located at 1177 Grand Ave. 

Upon arrival, it was determined that there was an altercation that began inside the bar and carried out into the parking lot, police said. 

Once outside an unknown male suspect fired a weapon, striking a man and woman, both 31 years old, according to police. 

The suspect fled in an unknown direction. 

Both victims were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The investigation is ongoing.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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