Autopsy may help ID wealthy suburb murder victim, found bound and stuffed in a suitcase

Police in Connecticut are hoping that an autopsy may help investigators identity the victim of a shocking murder in one of the country’s wealthiest towns.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, highway workers found the body of a woman in a suitcase near Glenville Road in Greenwich, an affluent suburb about an hour from New York City. Authorities said the woman appears to be between the ages of 18 and 30, and that both her hands and feet were bound together.

At a news conference on Tuesday, Greenwich Police Capt. Robert Berry said that law enforcement had some leads toward a possible identification, but that the information was still pending confirmation.

“There was no doubt homicide was involved,” Berry said at the press conference.

According to the Greenwich Time, an autopsy will be performed on Wednesday, and authorities are hoping the medical examination will provide more information about the victim’s identity and how she was killed.

“We are continuing to follow-up on all leads and are currently focused on making a positive identification of the victim,”  Lt. John Slusarz told the Greenwich Time on Wednesday morning.

“An autopsy is scheduled for later today which may provide additional information on the identity of the victim and the cause and manner of her death.”

He also told the newspaper that the homicide appeared to be an isolated incident.

Local police are actively seeking tips in the investigation, and have asked anyone who might have seen something suspicious in the area to call the Greenwich Police Tip Line at 203- 622-3333, or send an email at

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