Officers said the husband and the other woman, who the man said is a platonic friend visiting from Turkey, returned March 5 from a weeklong trip to St. Lucia to find a suitcase in the man's Wilmette driveway containing about 10 pieces of the other woman's clothing, estimated to be worth $1,500 to $2,000, with the crotches cut out, the Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday.
The husband told police he and his wife are separated and she lives on the East Coast of the United States.
The wife told police she and her husband are still together but live in separate states for work reasons. She said he told her he was attending a business conference and she became enraged when she learned he was vacationing with another woman.
She said she flew to Illinois and was further enraged to discover her husband "had hidden everything that would reveal he was married." She admitted cutting up items of the other woman's clothing she found in the house and leaving them in the suitcase in the driveway.
The other woman declined to press charges and the case is considered closed, police said.