Body of Missing Indian Origin Dentist’s Found in Suitcase in Sydney, Suspect Dies in Car CrashMarch 06, 2019 10:03
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The body of 32-year-old missing Indian origin dentist’s in Sydney has found stuffed inside a suitcase.
Preethi Reddy has been reported missing by her family on Sunday after she did not come home from a dental convention in St Leonards, a suburb of Sydney.
She was last captured on CCTV inside McDonald's at the Strand Arcade in central Sydney around 2.15 a.m. on Sunday and appeared to leave alone, CNN affiliate 7 News Australia reported.
Police were told she last made contact with her family at about 11 a.m. on Sunday, saying she planned to head home after having a late breakfast in Sydney.
On Tuesday, police located her car parked on a street in Kingsford, south of the city center. A search of the vehicle located Reddy's body in a suitcase. She had been stabbed "numerous times," police said.
"Further inquiries have established that Preethi stayed at a hotel on Market Street, Sydney CBD, on Sunday with a man known to her," according to a statement by police.
However, a key suspect in the murder has reportedly been identified as her ex-boyfriend Harsh Narde, who was killed in a fiery car crash on Monday night.
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Investigations into the circumstances surrounding Dr. Reddy's murder are continuing with the assistance of the Homicide Squad, a police spokesperson said in a statement.
The Glenbrook dental surgery where Dr. Reddy worked was closed on Wednesday with a sign on the door that said: "Due to tragedy concerning our beloved colleague, the surgery will be closed for the time being. We appreciate your understanding during this delicate time".
Numerous patients of Reddy's posted messages of condolences for her family on the surgeon’s Facebook page.