'There's a murderer on the loose': Mystery of woman's bound body found inside suitcase haunts Greenwich, Conn.

The woman is believed to have been between the ages of 18 and 30.

February 06, 2019, 11:20 AM

Police in Greenwich, Conn. said today that they have received "numerous leads" after announcing on Tuesday the discovery of young woman's bound body inside in a suitcase along the side of a road in the wealthy suburban enclave.

The woman is believed to have been between the ages of 18 and 30, authorities said at a news conference Tuesday.

Highway workers made the mysterious and disturbing discovery around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, according to ABC New York station WABC-TV.

PHOTO: A young woman's bound body was discovered in a suitcase along the side of a road in Greenwich, Conn., Feb. 5, 2019.
A young woman's bound body was discovered in a suitcase along the side of a road in Greenwich, Conn., Feb. 5, 2019.
WABC

The body was bound at the hands and feet, officials said, while declining to disclose what was used to bind her. Officials also declined to release the manner or cause of death, but called the probe an "active homicide investigation."

PHOTO: A young woman's bound body was discovered in a suitcase along the side of a road in Greenwich, Conn., Feb. 5, 2019.
A young woman's bound body was discovered in a suitcase along the side of a road in Greenwich, Conn., Feb. 5, 2019.
WABC

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday, officials said, and investigators are still working to identify the victim.

I just hope they get their information and figure it out. It's just crazy knowing there's a murderer on the loose.

Greenwich sits along the New York-Connecticut state border about 35 miles north of New York City, and is home to a large population of New York City commuters.

Chanya Champagne, who works at the The Granola Bar breakfast restaurant in town, said the news left her "speechless."

"I'm so used to watching videos, TV shows, movies, concerning things like that, but never so close to home," she told ABC News. "I'm just shocked."

PHOTO: A young woman's bound body was discovered in suitcase in Greenwich, Conn., Feb. 5, 2019.
A young woman's bound body was discovered in suitcase in Greenwich, Conn., Feb. 5, 2019.
WABC

But David Zimmer, manager at the local Coffee Café Roasters, said "nothing surprises me these days."

"This is an extension of New York -- everything in New York comes out here," Zimmer said.

"I just hope they get their information and figure it out," Champagne said. "It's just crazy knowing there's a murderer on the loose."

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Anyone with information is asked to call the Greenwich Police tip line at (203) 622-3333.

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