Body in suitcase: detectives release image of scooter that may have been used to move case

Body in suitcase: detectives release image of scooter that may have been used to move case

POLICE today renewed appeals for information about the death of an Asian woman whose body was found in a suitcase on the Swan River on Saturday July 2.

Information from the public led detectives to a site near the Fremantle Traffic Bridge last month.

After a search by police divers, a ‘Blade’ scooter was found.

The scooter, pictured, had a Maxwell Williams brand cutting board attached to the tread and police believe it may have been used to move the suitcase.

Detective Senior Sergeant Tom Mills urged members of the public who recognised the scooter, or saw suspicious activity near the Fremantle Traffic Bridge between June 27 and July 1, to come forward.

“We are yet to identify this woman and as such we are appealing for anyone who knows her or indeed knows of someone they have not seen recently to come forward,” Det-Sen. Sgt Mills said.

“The information may seem innocuous but it may help us identify this woman and establish the circumstances surrounding her tragic death.”

Detectives have liaised with interstate and international counterparts in an effort to identify the woman.

Inquiries have also been conducted with local Asian community groups.

“You may not know her name but she may look familiar to you. If she does, we urge you to come forward and tell us where you recognise her from, and the last time you saw her,” Det- Sen. Sgt Mills said.

Anyone with information regarding this matter is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or by visiting www.crimestopperswa.com.au.