The body of a missing woman has been found stuffed in a suitcase in her car in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
Police had issued a public appeal following the disappearance of 32-year-old dentist Dr Preethi Reddy after she had not been seen since early on Sunday morning.
Following inquiries, police located her car in Strachan Lane in Kingsford just before 9.30pm on Tuesday. When searching the vehicle, officers found Ms Reddy’s body in a suitcase.
She had been stabbed several times.
Dr Reddy was last seen in a McDonald’s on George Street in the CBD at about 2.15am on Sunday, with CCTV showing her standing alone in the queue amongst Mardi Gras revellers.
Dead woman’s ex-boyfriend dies in crash
Police said that night, she stayed at a hotel on Market Street with a man known to her, believed to be her ex-boyfriend.
Investigators said they have since been notified that the man later died in a head-on collision on the New England Highway in Willow Tree, south of Tamworth, about 10pm on Monday night. Detectives investigating the crash say it is believed to be a deliberate act.
Dr Reddy last spoke to her family members at around 11am on Sunday morning where she said she was going to get a late breakfast.
When she failed to return home later that evening she was reported missing, with her sister taking to social media pleading for information.
Investigators have already removed the car from the scene in Kingsford and are urging anyone with information to come forward.
It’s believed Dr Reddy worked at Glenbrook Dental Surgery, in the lower Blue Mountains.
“Glenbrook Dental Surgery staff are in mourning to hear the sad news about Preethi Reddy,” her colleagues posted on Wednesday morning.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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