Police seek assistance to identify decapitated body found in suitcase and suspect

Police seek assistance to identify decapitated body found in suitcase and suspect

March 2, 2021   03:53 pm

It has been revealed that the decapitated body of a woman found in a suitcase at Dam Street had been transported from Hanwella all the way to Colombo in a Hanwella-Pettah (143) bus.

The footage of the suspect who had brought the suitcase to that location had been caught in a nearby CCTV camera. It shows the suspect, wearing a face mask, dragging the suitcase along the road before leaving it on the roadside and then leaving.

Further investigations have found CCTV footage showing the same person getting on to the bus and then getting off at Pettah.

Investigations on the footage have led to the identifying of the relevant private bus. Interrogation of the bus driver and the conductor has revealed that a person carrying a suitcase got on to the bus from Hanwella, police said.

On March 01, an unidentified body of a decapitated woman was discovered stuffed inside a suitcase that had been abandoned at Dam Street in Colombo.

However, the head of the body has not found inside the suitcase.

Police stated that the victim is a woman believed to be around 20 years of age.
 
Police have yet to identify the victim and are seeking public assistance to identify the deceased woman as well as the suspect seen transporting the body in a suitcase.

The general public is requested to relay any information into the incident or the persons involved to the following telephone numbers.

OIC - Dam Street Police: 071-859 1557
Police Emergency Response Unit - 0112-433 333

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