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Young woman’s body found stuffed in suitcase in affluent Connecticut suburb

Police in Greenwich, Connecticut, are investigating an apparent homicide after a body was found stuffed in a suitcase on Tuesday morning.

Greenwich Time reports that investigators are working to identify a woman’s body found by highway workers at about 8:30 a.m., bound by the hands and feet inside a suitcase about 10 to 15 feet from the edge of Glenville Road. Greenwich Police reportedly said in a press conference Tuesday that the victim was a female who appeared to be between the ages of 18 and 30.

“There was no doubt homicide was involved,” Greenwich Police Capt. Robert Berry said at the news conference. “We do not know the manner or cause of death at this time.”

Police said that the victim was clothed, but did not say if they had determined the woman’s ethnicity. According to NBC New York, investigators have some leads on a potential identification but that information is pending confirmation.

The precise cause or location of the death is not yet known, and the temperature fluctuations have reportedly made it difficult to immediately determine how long the victim was deceased.

“Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to [the victim’s] family, wherever they may be,” Berry said at the press conference.

This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

 

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