A 24-year-old Nigerian man, Alex Jude Akpan living in the United States, was arrested after the body of a strangled woman was discovered in the recycling bin in his bedroom.
Akpan will likely face a murder charge in a Houston court over the death of the woman, who has not yet been identified, reports ABC13.
Court documents state that his mother found the deceased’s body inside a green recycle bin.
Investigators tried to interview Akpan, but he requested an attorney.
The Harris County Medical Examiner said the woman was found dead on September 5 in his home at 9600 block of Wellsworth Drive, Houston.
Akpan has been released on bail but the Harris County District Attorney’s Office is asking for a higher bail stating that he could be charged with murder.
The deceased is described as a young black woman, 5’6″ in height, weighing about 73kg, with short to medium length black hair.
She had single ear piercings with a large yellow metal hoop earrings. She was wearing a striped t-shirt with the words ‘NYC Classic’ and olive green pants labelled as being from “Forever 21.”
A gray Hanes brand zipper hooded sweatshirt (size small) was tied around her waist.
She was found without shoes or socks.