Cal City man held without bond, police continue search for girlfriend

2012-10-21T17:51:00Z 2014-01-20T17:54:37Z Cal City man held without bond, police continue search for girlfriendTimes Staff
October 21, 2012 5:51 pm  • 

A Cook County judge ordered a Calumet City man to be held without bond Sunday after he was charged in the slaying of his girlfriend.

Donal E. Clark was denied bond Sunday afternoon after police charged him in the murder of Gena Chiodo, NBC 5 Chicago reported.

Police continued to search for the woman's body late Sunday, officials said.

Clark, 42, was charged Saturday night with murder and concealment of a homicide for what police say is the death of Chiodo, who lived with Clark.

Chiodo, 42, had not been seen publicly since Oct. 13. She was a hairdresser in Munster. But Police Chief Edward L. Gilmore said that Calumet City police were informed Wednesday by police in Hammond that a missing person report had been filed.

When officers went to her house, they initially received no response. But officers refused to leave as they heard someone moving about. When they forced their way in, they found Clark, who said he had been sleeping and claimed not to have heard the officers knocking.

Clark was taken into custody but hadn't admitted to anything as of late Saturday.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to contact the Suburban Major Crimes Task Force at (708) 425-1612 or Calumet City police detectives at (708) 868-2500.

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