EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - A judge found probable cause in the murder case against 21-year-old Mohamud Abdikadir.
He’s accused of killing his estranged wife, 20-year-old Chloe Randolph-Abdikadir. Police say her body was found inside of an air conditioning closet inside Mohamud’s apartment.
Mohamud was arrested in Arkansas, where authorities say they found him walking in traffic. According to investigators, he initially denied hurting her but admitted to moving her body.
Another man was found with Mohamud in Arkansas and placed himself at the apartment where the crime took place. Police have not yet questioned that man.
Police say Mohamud later admitted to hitting Chloe with a hammer several times, causing her to become unconscious, before cutting her neck.
Mohamud’s tampering charges come from allegedly moving the car to another apartment complex and Chloe’s body into the closet.
A preliminary autopsy showed Chloe was hit with a hammer at least 10 times.
Detectives say a phone search showed Mohamud looked up criminal charges and map searches to Texas and Mexico.
He will be back in court on May 14.