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Phoenix Police Investigating Body Found in Suitcase
Body Found in a Suitcase Causes Police Investigation
On Thursday, the Phoenix Police Department started an investigation for a body that was found inside of a suitcase. The homicide detectives came to the scene which was in the area of 16th Street and Bell Road. Sgt. Jonathan Howard said that this was after some restaurant workers found the body inside of the suitcase.
Police Investigate and Find Adult Body in Suitcase
Sgt. Howard stated that the homicide detectives were able to open up the suitcase enough to know that the body is probably the body of an adult. He also said that the Maricopa County Medical Examiner had picked up the suitcase and would be performing an autopsy.
The body was found outside of the “The Codfather” restaurant, owned by Mark Briner. Mr. Briner said that his employee had went to throw out the trash and found the suitcase around ten,thirty in the morning.
She went to lift it and it was kind of heavy and then she undone it and obviously found a body in there.
The worker at the restaurant told Mr.Briner’s wife then told him as well about what she found. Mr. Briner then went outside to check for himself and then called the police.
Sgt. Howard’s Statement:
It’s scary. It’s sad that somebody has the ability to take a human being and maybe stuff them into a suitcase and leave them next to a dumpster.
At this time the case is being treated as a homicide. The police are investigating and looking into the surveillance video from the restaurant to hopefully be able to learn some more information about who might have done this. If anyone has any information about this, please contact the police or Silent Witness.
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