Updated: Aug 16, 2022
Norma Crutchfield was last seen on Halloween, October 31, 2020 in Decatur after her mother dropped her off at a man's house that was believed to be Norma's boyfriend. Norma has never been seen or heard from again. It was believed that Norma was in a Domestic Violence relationship.
May 17, 2022, the family notified us that Norma is deceased. The police have reported that Norma's body has NOT been located. No information has been yet publicized regarding the cause or manner of death.
Our deepest condolences to her mother, her daughter, family and all those who know and love her.
It was reported that Troy D Slaw was the man in which Norma was last seen with, at his residence where she stayed on and off, on the 1100 block of E Olive St in Decatur, Illinois. Norma's mother had dropped her off at his residence and she never saw Norma again. Norma's mother reported that she witnessed Norma with two black eyes while she had been at his residence in the past and was worried of the abuse.
According to WAND TV, Chase Freeman reported to authorities that when he was at Slaw's residence, Slaw opened a closet door and showed Freeman the body of a deceased woman. Slaw allegedly told Freeman that he stabbed her in the chest and killed her. When the police shared a picture of Norma to Freeman, he confirmed her identity as the woman he saw in the closet. He believed she had been deceased for days.
Quoting WAND TV
'Freeman said Slaw had lined the bathroom with shower curtains, window curtains and plastic. He said a Sawzall tool was on the table and black contractor bags were everywhere. Slaw asked Freeman to help dispose of the body, police said, and Freeman initially denied to authorities that he helped Slaw with that task before later admitting to assisting.
Police said Freeman helped move Crutchfield's body to the bathroom the day he was shown it, then refused to take part in dismembering it and left. He then came back the following day and stood guard on the front porch for Slaw, the affidavit said.
Police obtained a search warrant for the East Olive Street address and served it on Dec. 12, 2020. They said investigators found blood-like substances in the home and tested them for DNA analysis. They said the blood was a match for Crutchfield. '
We had been following Slaw's prior battery charges over another woman, where he was charged with aggravated domestic battery and unlawful restraint. He allegedly held her captive, beat her and did not allow her to shower or eat. He 'pulled her hair out, hit her knee caps with a metal pipe and tried to strangle her.'
She survived and that court continues.
We will continue updating, praying for justice.