Police looking for murderer of woman stuffed in suitcase

NEW YORK (BestGrowthStock) – Police were looking on Thursday for a man they believe dumped a suitcase on a sidewalk with the body of a murdered woman stuffed inside.

Surveillance video taken in the Harlem neighborhood Wednesday morning shows a man dragging a suitcase down the street near the same place the body was found.

Police said a witness called 911 after spotting the suitcase with a leg sticking out of it. The woman has been identified as Betty Williams, 28, and was found in a black suitcase wedged between some garbage cans near Rao’s, a popular Italian restaurant.

An autopsy showed Williams was strangled to death, the New York City Medical Examiner’s office said. Police commissioner Raymond Kelly said authorities assume the woman was killed somewhere else and then taken to the sidewalk near Rao’s.

The surveillance video police released showed a man dressed in a dark leather jacket and a winter cap dragging the suitcase down the street. The man in the footage appears to stop and look around several times before continuing to walk with the suitcase.

Police said the man is not a suspect for now and are seeking him for questioning. No arrests have been made in the murder and it is not clear the man’s relationship to Williams.

(Reporting by Aman Ali; Editing by Greg McCune)

Police looking for murderer of woman stuffed in suitcase