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Manhunt underway after woman's torso found in suitcase

Police are also keen to trace the man’s partner.

DETECTIVES ARE LOOKING to trace a man after the torso of a woman was found in a suitcase yesterday afternoon.

Lithuanian national Vitautas Jokubauskas, 57, had been letting the house in Mayor’s Walk, Peterborough where the body of a woman was found at around 12:30pm.

The body had no arms, legs or head and was in a suitcase.

The last reported sighting of Jokubauskas was on May 30 when he was taken to work in Huntingdon by a friend.

The body has not been identified, however, police are keen to trace a woman, believed to be Mr Jokubauskas’ partner, who is only described as being about 40, slim, with black hair and also Lithuanian.

A cordon has been put up at the property in Mayor’s Walk and police, including scenes of crime officers, 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.”

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