Arrest made in Daisy Hayes disappearance; case ruled a homicide

CHICAGO — Police have arrested a man on a first-degree murder warrant in the Daisy Hayes case.

The 65-year-old woman has been missing since May. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi on Friday said detectives have ruled the case a murder and made an arrest.

James Jackson, 72, was arrested in Memphis, Tenn., and will be extradited to Chicago.

Hayes is a mother and grandmother. She was last seen at her senior apartment building in the 6300 block of South Minerva Avenue on May 2, after her niece dropped her off following a visit. The niece saw Hayes go into the building. She was reported missing May 14 when she never resurfaced.

Hayes' ID cards were left in her apartment. Her keys and cellphone were missing.

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