Canada: Israeli's body found in suitcase

Man's partner turns himself in to Ottawa police after suitcase found, charged with second-degree murder.

January 17, 2010 09:36

The body of a 29-year-old Israeli man was found stuffed into a suitcase in a street in Montreal over the weekend.

A suspect was apprehended and was charged on Saturday with second-degree murder.

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The suspect, a 33-year-old, who was apparently the man's life partner, allegedly killed him and got rid of his body by stuffing it into the suitcase and putting it on a street corner. About 15 hours later, he turned himself in to police in Ottawa.

The body was first found when a passerby alerted police to a foot he saw protruding out of a suitcase left in the snow near a guest house.

Canadian police said the two lived near Ottawa and assessed that the murder took place in a hotel around Montreal following an argument.

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