HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) - Only days after a Henderson woman was found dead, her father is sharing his feelings on Facebook.
Jay Randolph wrote on Monday: “As my family starts day 3 of this nightmare, I want to thank everyone who has messaged, called or came by. All the nice posts and all the kind words from people. I don’t care how much I cry please don’t stop. I need to see these things to keep me going.”
Police say 21-year-old Mohamud Abdikadir was arrested in West Memphis, Arkansas in connection to the death of his estranged wife, 20-year-old Chloe Abdikadir.
Abdikadir’s arrest comes after Arkansas responded to a call about a man walking in traffic Saturday. That man was Mohamud, who told police that his wife may be dead in their Henderson apartment.
Mohamud was taken into custody and officers contacted the Henderson Police Department, who went out to that apartment in the 2400 block of Green River Road. That’s where they found Chloe dead inside a closet.
We’re told Mohamud admitted to moving her body but denied hurting her. He’s facing a tampering with evidence charge.
An autopsy shows Chloe had blunt force trauma to the back and front of her head and died from a cut to the neck.
As for a possible motive, her father also wrote: “I want to make it clear that this tragic event has NOTHING TO DO WITH A PERSON’S RELIGION OR ETHNICITY. I beg of anyone who looks to steer it in that direction to refrain from posting anything pertaining to my daughters death. My daughter was murdered because she went to retrieve her son. This is a case of domestic violence ending in murder and nothing more.”
Abdikadir had a 9-month-old child with him.
At last check, the child was with the Arkansas Department of Human Services.
Detectives believe there will be more charges soon.
Henderson police are investigating. Information can be shared at (270) 821-1295.