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This is the moment police found the headless remains of a decapitated dance teacher stuffed into a suitcase and dumped under a bridge.
In the video, an officer can be seen opening the front of the black suitcase to reveal the dismembered body of the victim, named as 28-year-old dance teacher Budi Hartanto. stuffed inside.
The police have confirmed the body had several stab wounds on it but they are yet to find the head.
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Reports state investigators believe the murder was a “crime of passion” and local media have highlighted a man who Harntanto was believed to have been romantically involved with as a suspect.
The shocking discovery was made by locals city of Blitar, in East Java Province in southern Indonesia and gruesome images of the body have surfaced.
Reports state local residents found the suitcase under a bridge and alerted the authorities.
Harntanto was buried without his head by his family shortly after the police autopsy was carried out on the body.
East Java Police Spokesperson Frans Barung Mangera told local media about the alleged motives for the crime: “We’re not going into theft or any economic factors. We are going into matters related to romance.”
The investigation into the murder is ongoing and no arrests have been reported.