Man charged with deadly Austin stabbing after woman's body found in alley: Chicago police

Arnel Smith arrested on West Superior Street

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Monday, May 29, 2023
Woman found dead in alley in Chicago's Austin neighborhood
Chicago police are investigating after a woman was found dead early Saturday morning in the 5700 block of W. Chicago Ave, on the West Side.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 64-year-old Chicago man has been accused of fatally stabbing a woman and leaving her body in an alley over the weekend, Chicago police said Monday.

Arnel Smith has been charged with first-degree murder and concealing a homicidal death, CPD said.

He was arrested just before 3:50 p.m. Saturday in the 5700-block of West Superior Street, after being accused of fatally stabbing a 42-year-old woman in the 5700-block of West Chicago Avenue just after midnight, according to Chicago police.

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He's due in bond court Monday.

The woman's identity had not yet been released Monday.

The video in the player above is from an earlier report.

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