Saturday 6 June 2015

Vitautas Jokubauskas: Manhunt for Lithuanian national after woman's beheaded body found in suitcase without arms or legs

Police are hunting a man in connection with the murder of a woman found dismembered in a suitcase.
Detectives have released a picture of Lithuanian national Vitautas Jokubauskas, 57, who rented out the house where the grisly discovery was made.

Officers found a woman's torso locked in a suitcase yesterday, without arms, legs or a head.
Police said they are "very concerned" for the welfare of his girlfriend, who hasn't been seen for some time.
They were called by the landlord of the property after other tenants complained about a "nasty" smell coming from a room that used to be occupied by factory worker Jokubauskas.
He had been letting the property in Mayor’s Walk, Peterborough, where the body of the unnamed woman was found.
Police are looking for Jokubauskas' girlfriend, who is described as also being Lithuanian, about 40, slim, with black hair.
The last reported sighting of the suspect was on May 30 when he was taken to work in Huntingdon by a friend.
Police are looking into the possibility that Jokubauskas has fled to easter Europe or Ireland, where he has connections.
Officers confirmed they were called to the house at 12.30pm where they found the suitcase.
A cordon has been put up at the property in Mayor's Walk and police remain at the premises.
The body has been removed from the house and a post-mortem examination is due to take place at Peterborough City Hospital on Monday.
Detective Chief Inspector Adam Gallop, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: "We are very keen to trace Mr Jokubauskas and we are clearly very concerned for the welfare of his partner, who has also not been seen for some time.
"Investigations are ongoing to determine where this murder took place and our priorities are to locate Mr Jokubauskas and identify the body.
"I would urge anyone who thinks they have seen Mr Jokubauskas' or recognises the description of his partner to contact police as soon as possible. Anyone who sees him should not approach him and should contact police immediately."
DCI Gallop said the murder was being treated as an isolated incident and a dedicated murder team has been set up to investigate.

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