After being served with an eviction notice, a Chicago woman has been charged with the brutal killing of her landlord, who was found dismembered in a freezer.
It is alleged that Sandra Kolalou, 36, murdered 69-year-old Frances Walker and concealed her death.
In the home where Francis rented rooms, tenants reported hearing screams around 2:30 p.m. On Monday afternoon. Walker replied to their texts, but authorities said the messages were sent by Kolalou.
“The residents were very cooperative. When they heard the scream, they immediately texted the victim … started calling the victim,” Chicago Police Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said Wednesday. The victim did not respond. The victim’s phone sent back some texts. According to what we know now, the defendant sent texts from the victim’s phone without answering it.”
As officers arrived at the home, they saw Kolalou walking toward a tow truck that had been paid for with Walker’s credit card. Kolalou made the other tenants afraid.
According to police, she asked the tow truck driver to take her car to Foster Beach so it could be towed. It was the tenants’ concern for the safety of the driver that prompted them to exchange phone numbers.
Police found bloody rags inside a garbage can at the beach, authorities said. Walker’s home was initially searched by officers, but there was no evidence of foul play found.
A second search of the home led them to Walker’s remains inside a freezer after they found the bloodied rags. At the same time a knife was allegedly used by Kolalou to threaten the tow truck driver. A short time later, she was arrested.
More blood was found in Walker’s room and on some knives as investigators searched the whole house.
According to police, she dismembered Walker with “large butcher knives” on the first floor of the residence. Kolalou had recently been served with an eviction notice, but no motive has been admitted.