Body Found In Suitcase Near Famed Harlem Eatery Rao’s
NEW YORK (AP/CBSNewYork) – The body of a woman has been discovered strangled, stuffed inside a suitcase outside an East Harlem building, down the street from one of the city’s famous Italian eateries.
A spokesman for the medical examiner’s office said Wednesday afternoon that her death had been ruled a homicide. The cause of death was neck compression.
Late Wednesday, police released video surveillance of a man they said they wanted to question in the woman’s death.
Police said a passer-by rummaging through the trash outside the building on East 114th Street found the suitcase and called 911. Officers responded shortly after midnight Wednesday.
The building is about a block away from Rao’s Restaurant, a notable eatery in the neighborhood.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the unidentified black woman was in her 20s or 30s and appeared to have a head injury. She was dressed.
Police have made no arrests. The investigation is ongoing.
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