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Police: Man admitted to standing guard while another man dismembered missing woman’s body



DECATUR, In poor health. (WCIA) — Two males had been just lately arrested in relation to the disappearance of a Decatur girl. A sworn assertion from police reveals extra particulars of this case.

On November 11, 2020, Decatur Police responded to a lacking particular person grievance filed by Annette Crutchfield. Annette reported that she had not seen her daughter, 43-year-old Norma Crutchfield, for about three weeks. Annette advised police Norma was residing with a person named Troy Slaw at 1176 East Olive Avenue. She additionally advised police that Norma had been staying together with her as a result of Troy hit Norma, leaving Norma with two black eyes for about two to 3 weeks. Annette stated the final time she noticed her daughter was when she dropped her daughter off at Troy’s place.

In response to cops, Troy Slaw certainly lived at 1176 E Olive St. It was reported that he was courting Norma.

On November 30, 2020, a detective requested Troy about Norma’s whereabouts. He then advised the detective he knew Norma and that she would often come to his home if she wanted a spot to remain.

On December 11, 2020, Decatur Police realized that Chase Freeman may know the place Norma was. They made contact with him to know extra about what had occurred. When speaking to police, Chase stated, someday through the month of November 2020, Troy requested him to come back over to his home on E Olive St, saying somebody had damaged into his home. Chase acknowledged that he went to Troy’s home, walked into his bed room, opened the closet door and noticed a lifeless girl within the closet. He stated the girl had a knife wound to her chest and it regarded like she had been there for days. He additionally stated the whole lot within the rest room was coated. Police then confirmed Chase an image of Norma and he stated the lifeless girl was Norma.

Chase continued to inform police that Troy advised him he had stabbed the girl within the chest and killed her. Chase stated Troy was asking him for assist with disposing of the physique. At first, Chase stated he didn’t assist Troy however after one other interview was performed, Chase admitted to police that he helped Troy.

On December 12, 2020, a search warrant was performed at Troy’s place on E Olive St. The closet the place Chase stated Norma was and Troy’s rest room had been looked for DNA/blood. Investigators stated they situated quite a few locations in these areas that examined optimistic for the presence of blood. The State Crime Laboratory was capable of get hold of a DNA profile from the blood within the closet and loo. It was then in comparison with the identified DNA profile for Norma Crutchfield that was within the Illinois State Police DNA Database. The profiles had been a match, in accordance with officers.

On January 23, 2021, Chase had to speak to police once more. This time, he advised police that on the day Troy confirmed him Norma’s physique, Troy requested him to maneuver Norma’s physique to the toilet the place it was lined with plastic curtains and different gadgets in order that they may dismember her physique. Chase stated he refused to take action and left Troy’s place. Chase advised police he got here again the next day to face guard on the porch whereas Troy dismembered Norma’s physique. The day after that, Chase stated he got here again to assist clear blood stains and carried two massive rubbish luggage from Troy’s place to his place and positioned them in a big rubbish can.

Police stated once they requested if Chase thought Norma’s physique was inside the luggage, he stated almost certainly.

Police obtained one other search warrant for Troy’s place on E Olive St. They stated they noticed blood-like substances within the eating room’s wall. There have been additionally massive areas within the eating room and lounge the place investigators detected the presence of blood. The DNA profile situated within the blood stains on the carpet had been in comparison with the identified DNA profile for Norma Crutchfield that was within the Illinois State Police DNA database. The profiles had been a match.

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