Woman found chained in abandoned house

Chicago, Illinois: On Saturday, May 21, a man identified as Antoine "D-ice" Dobine was walking around a south side neighborhood with a friend when he heard a woman inside of an abandoned house banging and calling for help.


"As I got closer, I'm hearing boom, boom, boom, help!" Antoine told WGN. "That's what made me call the police."


After calling the police, Antoine went live on his Facebook page documenting the events. Warning, the language is coarse. In the video though, he states that neighbor children had "been hearing it for weeks."


Inside the boarded up residence officers found a 36-year-old woman in the attic of the home. Her legs were reportedly chained and her hands were handcuffed.


She was taken to a local hospital for treatment and is said to be in good condition.


The woman expressed her gratitude saying, "He [Antoine] could have ignored me but he heard me and he helped me. I'm just blessed. I'm truly blessed."


Chicago Police Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan stated that officers are working with the woman to get a better description of the defendant.


While awaiting police, Antoine reported that he saw a man flee the residence and described him as standing about 5'8" and wearing a blue jean corduroy jacket. This event seems to have transpired before he began filming.


The woman has told officers that she was headed to a neighborhood store when she encountered a man in his 60s that she had encountered before. "I ended up bumping into him," she reported, "and he was like 'come here for a minute.'"


That was then the woman said he had grabbed her. She attempted to fight back and was unsuccessful. She reported that he took her into the basement of the home and then drug her upstairs to the attic where he sexually assaulted her.


She said that she had been held against her will for four or five days.


The investigation is active and ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time.


"I believe he will strike again," the woman stated. "I just want him caught."