Law student’s boyfriend arrested in East London after police find her body parts in suitcase, bags

A man has been arrested in East London for the alleged murder and dismembering his girlfriend, after police found her body parts stuffed in a suitcase and plastic bags.

The 23-year-old woman, was reportedly a law student at the University of Fort Hare, said spokesperson Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana.

Kinana said crime prevention members were patrolling Fitzpatrick Road on Thursday morning when they were informed by a motorist that a body had been found in a suitcase in Quigney.

Police then went to Fleet Street and Fritzpatrick Road and found the suitcase with the woman’s body in it. A black bag with other body parts lay next to the bag, said Kinana.

“Whilst at the scene, police received information that a 25-year-old suspect believed to be linked to the murder was found and immediately arrested by intelligence,” added Kinana.

According to Kinana, preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect and the victim were in a relationship and lived together for some time.

“This is one of the devastating scenes women do not want to see during this Women’s Month. The incident represents a manifestation of the stubbornness of Gender Based Violence and Femicide incidents which are endemic within our society,” said Provincial commissioner, Lieutenant-General Liziwe Ntshinga.

The suspect is due to appear in the East London Magistrate’s Court on Friday and would be charged with murder

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