California man charged two years after college student found murdered in Pilsen

Faramarz Bakhshi / Photo from Chicago Police
Faramarz Bakhshi / Photo from Chicago Police

A California man has been charged with murder in the death of a Harold Washington College student whose decomposed body was found in a Pilsen apartment in March 2013.

Faramarz Bakhshi, 23, of Whittier, Calif., was charged with fisrt-degree murder and concealment of a homicide for the death of 29-year-old Michelle Manalansan, authorities said.

Bakhshi was named a “person of interest” shortly after Manalansan was found dead about 9 a.m. March 17, 2013, in an apartment in the 1400 block of West Cullerton Street, authorities said.

Michelle Manalansan / Photo from Chicago Police

Michelle Manalansan / Photo from Chicago Police

Manalansan had been missing since Feb. 9, 2013, after last being seen jogging near her home in the 300 block of East South Water Street, police said.

Bakhshi fled Illinois after the murder, but was ultimately traced to California, where he was arrested, police said. He was extradited to Illinois this week and is expected to appear in bond court Saturday.

— Sun-Times Media Wire

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