Man Caught on Tape Dragging Dead Woman in Suitcase

Curious passerby discovers gruesome contents
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2010 2:42 AM CST

A New Yorker has been caught on a surveillance video camera dragging a suitcase stuffed with a dead woman. The problem is, no one knows who he is. The suitcase's grisly contents were discovered by a pedestrian after the hauler dumped it on a Harlem street. The stunned passerby fled to a restaurant, where someone called the cops. "I unzipped it a little. I saw it was a body. I saw a leg from the knee down," he said. "I wish I had never found it."

The dead woman, 28, was strangled and has been identified, reports the New York Daily News. Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the man. The super of the building where the camera was mounted said the man was dressed in black. He looked around carefully before dumping the bag. "It gave me goose bumps," he said. (More crime stories.)

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