Dead Woman Found in Suitcase in East Harlem

Medical examiner will determine the cause of death

Wednesday, Dec 22, 2010  |  Updated 10:03 PM EDT
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Police want to talk to the man in this footage in connection to the case of a woman found dead in a suitcase. She was found near 435 East 114th Street in Harlem.

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Police want to talk to the man in this footage in connection to the case of a woman found dead in a suitcase. She was found near 435 East 114th Street in Harlem.

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Cops discovered a grisly scene when they were called to check out a report of an "unconscious female" in a suitcase in East Harlem early Wednesday.

Follow NBCNewYork on TwitterAuthorities say someone called 911 at about 12:15 a.m. after apparently seeing a foot sticking out of the luggage.

Shortly after, responding police found the body of an unidentified woman in her 20s or 30s in the bag.

The Medical Examiner ruled that the woman had been murdered and that the cause of death of  was "neck compression."

The gruesome find was made on 114th Street near Thomas Jefferson Park.    It's likely that the victim was killed elsewhere and dumped there, said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

Emergency personnel pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

No arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.

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