A Western Kentucky man was arrested Saturday in Arkansas and charged in connection to the death of his wife, according to media reports.
Police in West Memphis, Arkansas responded to reports Saturday of a man walking in traffic, according to 14 News. When police arrived, 21-year-old Mohamud Abdikadir said his wife may be dead in their Henderson, Ky., apartment, 14 News reported.
Abdikadir admitted to moving his wife’s body but said he did not injure her, according to multiple media reports. He was initially charged with evidence tampering, news media reported.
When police arrived at the Henderson home on Green River Road Saturday night, 20-year-old Chloe Randolph Abdikadir was found dead, stuffed in a closet with signs of head trauma and a deep cut to her neck, The Gleaner reported.
Police told the Gleaner that the murder occurred about 9 a.m. Saturday. The husband is awaiting extradition back to Henderson, 14 News said.
There were ongoing custody issues over the couple’s 9-month-old child, police told The Gleaner. The child was with Abdikadir when he was arrested and was put in the custody of the Arkansas Department of Human Services, according to 14 News.
The homicide was still being investigated.