HARTFORD, Connecticut — The woman whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase at the side of a Greenwich, Connecticut, road Tuesday morning apparently is from out of town, a source familiar with the investigation said.
Police have been receiving many tips from the public and are investigating all of them, Capt. Robert Berry said Wednesday. But while investigators have some leads on who the woman was, they have been unable to confirm them, he said.
The woman appeared to be between 18 and 30, police said. In addition to trying to confirm her identity, police are working to determine the cause and manner of her death, and when the suspected homicide occurred, Capt. Kraig Gray said.
The body was found at about 8:15 a.m. Tuesday by town public works employees, who discovered the suitcase on Glenville Road just north of Stillman Lane, in the South of Parkway area of Greenwich, Gray said. She was bound at her hands and feet, and she was clothed.
“Our priority right now is to identify the victim and notify the victim’s family,” Gray said.
Even on Tuesday, investigators had some information to work with, Berry said.
At a news conference midday Tuesday, he said investigators had received numerous tips from the public and are “following up on each and every one of them.”
“We have received some leads on some possible identifications of the victim, but at this point nothing is confirmed,” he said.
Early indications are that the victim is not from Greenwich, a source familiar with the investigation told the Courant Tuesday. The site where the body was found is about four miles from I-95, an 11-minute drive, raising the possibility that the woman was killed elsewhere and dumped.
Berry said investigators are also in communication with law enforcement agencies across state lines in New York and across the rest of Connecticut. That’s a standard practice because of Greenwich’s location.
He added, “It’s always sensitive to us that every time we have a tragedy such as this, or there is a with a family connected to it, we always try to keep that forethought in our minds, and our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to that family.”
Police asked Wednesday that anyone who saw anything that made them suspicious on Glenville Road in the last few days to call the Greenwich police tip line at 203-622-3333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hartford Courant writer Christine Dempsey contributed to this report.