Wednesday 22 November 2017

Video: Dublin flat sealed off in hunt for killer of woman whose body was dumped in suitcase

Ed Carty

A FLAT has been sealed off for forensic examination as gardai hunt the killer of an African woman whose body was found dumped in a suitcase.

The property in Aughrim Street in the Stoneybatter area of north Dublin is a few hundred yards from where the grim discovery was made on Sunday morning.

Detectives suspect the victim, a student in her mid-20s and from Malawi, may have had a row with a man in the area on Saturday afternoon or evening.

They have also appealed for anyone who may have seen a man wheeling a large travel bag-type suitcase in the Stoneybatter, Blackhorse Avenue, Prussia Street or Aughrim Street areas on Saturday to come forward.

It is believed the woman, with a last-known address of a flat in Leinster Road, Rathmines, may have been in a relationship with an African man.

She had been strangled or suffocated and was found with a plastic bag over her head but no other serious injuries. She died from asphyxiation.

The sealed-off property is in a large house converted into a number of flats.

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