The dismembered remains of a woman have been found in a suitcase in Russia and the discovery was made by young children playing in a street.
The gruesome find took place in the city of Orsk, which is located in the south-western Russian region of Orenburg Oblast, on Saturday morning (23rd October).
The discovery was made by young children who were playing in the street, according to local media outlet Life and while the name of the victim has not yet been released, the authorities have said that she was a 39-year-old local resident.
The Regional Investigation Department (ICR) initially opened a case, with its head, Alexander Bastrykin, demanding that the perpetrators of the murder be found as soon as possible, still according to Life.
The Investigative Committee Of The Russian Federation, the country’s main federal investigation authority, took over the investigation and prioritised it. They released an update yesterday morning (Sunday 25th October) in which they said: “The body of a woman with clear signs of a violent death was found.
“Based on this fact, the regional investigation department opened a criminal case, after which the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia made a decision to immediately transfer the criminal case to the central office of the department.”
The statement also said that they had established the identity of the victim. They have not released the name but said that she was a “39-year-old resident of the city.”
They statement added: “After the identification of the deceased, information was received about the involvement of a 42-year-old friend of the woman in the commission of this crime.
“This information was confirmed over the course of further investigation. In the morning, it was possible to establish the whereabouts of the man and carry out his arrest. In the near future, the attacker will be interrogated.”