DETROIT (FOX 2) - Police have identified a man wanted in connection with the murder of a 26-year-old woman who was found in Detroit dumpster on Wednesday.
Officials are asking for help finding 50-year-old James Quill Cockerham, a person of interest in the death of a female victim.
Police were called to Parkview Towers and Square apartment building on reports of blood in the elevator. They discovered the body of Elizabeth Candice Nichole Laird in a dumpster located near the 1600 Block of Robert Bradby Drive.
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According to the Wayne County Medical Examiner, Laird's cause of death is compressive asphyxia, and it was a homicide.
Police have confirmed through a continuing investigation Cockerham had been in contact with the deceased female. The victim and the suspect were seen together inside the building's elevator.
Cockerham, pictured above, is described as a African American man, about 6'0" with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt and wheat-colored boots.
Anyone with information is asked to call the DPD Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260 or the CRIMESTOPPERS unit at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.