What to Know
- A body was found bound and in a suitcase along an affluent road in Connecticut Tuesday morning.
- Police say that around 8:15 a.m. highway workers discovered the body along Glenville Road, north of Stillman Lane, in Greenwich
- Police said the body appears to be an adult female under the age of 30 and believe it is a homicide
A woman's body was found bound in a red suitcase on a street in the upscale Connecticut town of Greenwich Tuesday morning, police say
Highway workers found the body inside a full-size suitcase on Glenville Road, north of Stillman Lane, at around 8:15 a.m., police said. The fully clothed body appears to be that of a woman between 18 to 30 years old, and her hands and feet were bound.
"The body was constrained and restrained," Capt. Robert Berry of the Greenwich Police Detective Division said at a news conference, adding that the body was found about 15 feet from the road.
Police said they have preliminary information that may help them identify the victim. Berry said the police has received leads on possible identification of the victim, but the information has yet to be confirmed.
The cause of death, and where it took place, is unknown at this time. The chief medical examiner was on scene, and the state's attorney office was also notified.
"Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to [the victim's] family, wherever they may be," Berry said.
Police additionally said it is difficult to tell how long the victim has been dead due to the environment and fluctuating temperatures in the particular area where the victim was found.
The gruesome discovery has horrified local residents.
"I open up at 6 o'clock in the morning, by 8 o'clock, I see cop cars going by. Customers came down and said somebody found a body in a suitcase at the top of the hill," said Anthony Zaccagnino, the owner of a gas station nearby.
"It's unnerving and a little scary, but hopefully they are good at their job and will get things done," he said.
"It's so sad, so tragic," said Susan Whitman. "I hope they get to the bottom of it."
Authorities urge anyone with information to call the Greenwich Police at 203-622-3333.