| SAO PAULO – Police found the body of a young woman stuffed in a suitcase in a Sao Paulo apartment on Sunday after neighbors called to complain of an overwhelming odor. Police said they were called to the apartment building, in the working-class neighborhood of Bela Vista, in the center of the city, by neighbors who said that the strong smell had been emanating from the apartment for days.
When officers arrived, they broke into the apartment and discovered the body – approximately 29 years old – in a suitcase near a mattress thrown on the floor. Police know the name of the man who lives in the apartment. According to residents of the building, he would frequently receive visits from a woman, presumed to be his lover. The man hadn’t been seen in several days.
Investigators are using images from area security cameras to help investigate the crime. The case is being investigated by the Department of Homicides and Personal Protection (DHPP).
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