Atlanta-area woman found dismembered and in suitcases in Chicago

The body of an Atlanta-area woman missing since June was found late last week in Chicago, and her boyfriend and his brother are now charged in her death.

The body of 28-year-old Laneesha Miller had been dismembered, put into four suitcases and dumped into a river, the Chicago Tribune reported. After hearing a message on her cellphone about Miller's relationship with another man, Paul Meyers allegedly attacked and killed his girlfriend in a jealous rage, according to the report.

Investigators believe hours after Miller called her dad to wish him a Happy Father’s Day, Meyers struck her in the head with a hammer, choked her to death, wrapped her body in a shower curtain and put it in the trunk of her car. Meyers allegedly drove around for a while before he dismembered Miller’s body. Two days later, Meyers’ brother, Arronis Jackson, helped dispose of the body in the Little Calumet River, according to prosecutors.

Miller was supposed to have dinner with a friend in Chicago before returning to her Marietta residence, but never returned home. Days after her death, her car was found with her blood in the trunk, according to Chicago media reports. In July, a park lagoon was drained to allow divers to search after police received a tip during the investigation.

On Wednesday, Meyers, 33, of Chicago, was charged with one count of first-degree murder. Jackson, 44, was charged with concealment of a homicidal death, police said. The brothers were denied bond at initial court appearances.

Miller’s remains were found Thursday, more than 11 weeks after her disappearance.