Published On: Mon, Jan 11th, 2016

Arthur Cain charged in death of Dominique Ferguson, Chicago woman found in suitcase

A South Side Chicago man has been charged with concealing a death after a woman’s body was found stuffed in a suitcase in a Roseland alley, the police are now reporting.

Arthur Cain, 53, told police he got spooked when some children saw him lugging the suitcase down an alley Dec. 27, so he ditched it, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Molly Donnelly said in court Sunday.

Cain is on parole for murder, Donnelly said. He was sentenced to 70 years for a murder and armed robbery in 1980, but was paroled in May.

The children opened the suitcase and found the body, later identified as Dominique Ferguson, age 21.

Cook County Judge Laura Sullivan set bail at $1 million for Cain, who was charged with concealing a death and moving a body.

Cain confessed to police that he knew Ferguson and then added they he “had a relationship with her,” Donnelly said. Cain told police he “found the victim dead in his home and put her body in a suitcase,” she said.

The cause of Ferguson’s death is pending toxicology reports from the Cook Country Medical Examiner’s Office, Donnelly said.

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