El Hadji Alpha Madiou Toure, charged with first-degree murder and theft, is being held without bail as the case against him continues.
Prosecutor Jeff Nesler said that they, “continue to investigate [and he] intends to wrap up shortly.” The government plans to bring an indictment in December.
On March 21, officers arrived at Mehiel’s apartment on the 600 block of 14th St., NE. They found Mehiel’s lifeless body inside the apartment, with apparent stab wounds. Surveillance footage from her neighborhood showed a black male wearing a black shirt, black backpack, and ripped light colored jeans heading in the direction of Mehiel’s apartment building. Footage showed the black male attempting to withdraw money from an ATM using Mehiel’s bankcard, and a male wearing light colored jeans driving Mehiel’s car.
According to a detective who testified in earlier hearings, Toure had been consistently employed, and stayed at a Catholic shelter, until the day of the alleged murder on March 20.
His next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 14.