CHICAGO — A man charged with stabbing a 24-year-old woman to death in her Douglas apartment in September was ordered held on $2 million bond Tuesday.
Chandus Ousley, 29, of the 3500 block of South Rhodes Avenue, was charged with first-degree murder, cops said.
Ousley is accused of stabbing April Dixon in her apartment, also in the 3500 block of South Rhodes Avenue. Dixon's body was found at 7:15 p.m. on Sept. 23, authorities said.
Dixon's body was discovered after her mother asked the janitor of the building to check in on her well-being, prosecutors said. The mother was worried because she hadn't spoken with her daughter, who missed work, for two days.
The janitor called 911 and cops found Dixon's body face down in a pool of blood, prosecutors said. Blood was splattered on walls and furniture, and Dixon was pronounced dead at her home at 8:31 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
She died of multiple stab wounds, according to the morgue.
Authorities found fingerprints in the blood and the DNA of a man taken from Dixon's fingernail clippings, prosecutors said. Ousley was the last known person with Dixon and was seen in the elevator on Sept. 21.
The DNA found at the scene matched that of Ousley, prosecutors said.
Contributing: Erin Meyer