Man charged with stabbing, dismembering person whose remains were found separately in West Side alleys

A Chicago man was charged Tuesday in the fatal stabbing and dismemberment of an alleged drug dealer whose remains were found over five days in alleys close to the suspect’s home in Austin.

Judson Taylor, 56, was arrested Sunday in the fatal stabbing of 37-year-old Kevin Perry who was discovered dismembered in an alley Wednesday in the 5000 block of West Washington Boulevard, police said.

Taylor had known Perry for years and had recently become upset about the prices Perry was charging for drugs, according to prosecutors. The two had gotten into a fight months earlier and allegedly admitted to wanting to kill Perry ever since.


Early on Oct. 23, Taylor invited Perry to his apartment, where the two argued and Taylor began stabbing Perry with a knife, prosecutors said. Taylor then "knowingly dismembered, severed, separated, dissected, or mutilated" the body before hiding the remains within blocks of Taylor’s home, according to court documents.

Judson Taylor | Chicago police

City trash collectors came across the lower half of Perry’s body last Wednesday in the 4900 block of West Washington Boulevard, according to Chicago police and a law enforcement source.

Then on Saturday, Taylor called 911 to complain of breathing problems and reported that he had discovered two severed arms. Police found the upper torso of a man behind Taylor’s apartment building and, farther down the alley, severed arms.

A day later, Taylor admitted to stabbing Perry 10 times and dismembering his body — even gloating about it, according to prosecutors.

A judge ordered Taylor held without bond.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.