Chopped up body parts discovered in multiple suitcases as police hunt suspect

Emma Guinness

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Chopped up body parts discovered in multiple suitcases as police hunt suspect

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A woman's dismembered body has been discovered in two suitcases in a New York apartment, police have said.

The horrific discovery was made on Wednesday (21 September) after neighbours complained about a 'foul odour' coming from the sixth-floor apartment on on Linwood Street, Brooklyn.

A warrant was ultimately issued to search the building as no one had allegedly seen its occupant, a 22-year-old woman, for a month.

However, when security arrived at the sixth-floor apartment to carry out what was initially a wellness check, they discovered a truly gruesome scene, with two suitcases containing the dismembered body parts.

Police said the guards called 911 to alert them to an 'obvious crime scene', and they arrived at around 1:40pm.

The remains have now been sent for formal identification and police have said that there is an as-yet unidentified a person of interest.

The city medical examiner's office will confirm the identity of the deceased and determine the cause of death from the remains, with an update expected today (22 September).

It is not known if the body parts found accounted for an entire body.

A DCPI spokesperson told UNILAD: "On Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at approximately 1338 hours, police responded to 315 Lindwood Street, Apt 6F, within the confines of the 75 precinct for a wellness check of a 22-year-old female.

"A preliminary investigation discovered two suitcases containing human remains. The Office of the Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death and the investigation is ongoing."

NYPD have identified a person of interest in the case. Credit: Alamy / Martin Brayley
NYPD have identified a person of interest in the case. Credit: Alamy / Martin Brayley

Following the grisly discovery, locals have spoken out over their shock.

"This neighbourhood is not the best neighbourhood to be honest with you, but this is outrageous. Absolutely outrageous," Lindsey Vena told ABC7. "It makes me scared to even be around here. I'm just sick."

A second, unidentified resident told Eyewitness News: "This is scary. I live here with my family, and it's just kind of wicked knowing that there's somebody doing something like this where you lay your head at night."

No one has been arrested in connection with the discovery at the time of writing.

There has also been no missing person's report filed for the 22-year-old woman.

The investigation remains ongoing.

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence, contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677 

Topics: News, US News, Crime

Emma Guinness
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