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BLOOMINGTON - A McLean County grand jury on Wednesday indicted a Normal man accused of murdering Illinois State University student Olamide Adeyooye.

Maurice Lashon Wallace, 27, was indicted on three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of concealment of a homicidal death and unlawful possession of a motor vehicle in Adeyooye's killing.

Adeyooye, a 21-year-old ISU senior from the Chicago suburb of Berkeley, disappeared from her Normal apartment Oct. 13.

Her remains were found eight days later in a burned-out chicken house east of Jackson, Miss.

Prosecutors have said they believe Wallace killed Adeyooye and that she likely died from blood loss caused by a penetrating wound.

A bloody fingerprint belonging to Wallace was found in her apartment in the 900 block of Market Street, according to prosecutors.

Wallace, who lives in the same block as Adeyooye, remained jailed on more than $2.5 million bond Wednesday. He would have to post 10 percent, or $254,000 cash, to earn his release.

He will return to court Friday to be arraigned on the charges.

The grand jury on Wednesday found there was probable cause to try Wallace for the crimes.

Adeyooye's family expressed frustration last week that the case wasn't moving quickly enough through the courts after Wallace left a hearing without having to enter a plea.

Benjamin Nyoye, the Chicago attorney who represented the family last week, could not be reached to comment on the indictments.

The indictments handed down Wednesday are worded identically to charges prosecutors filed against Wallace earlier this month.

Wallace is charged with concealment of a homicidal death because he tried to clean blood off the floor of Adeyooye's apartment and moved her body from McLean County, according to court records.

He is charged with unlawful possession of a motor vehicle because police believe he took Adeyooye's car.

The FBI arrested Wallace in Atlanta, Ga., on unrelated charges the day before her body was discovered by police in Mississippi.

Atlanta police later found Adeyooye's car in a neighborhood on the city's southwest side.


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