North Carolina authorities have found a physique stuffed in a suitcase near a river the place a pregnant woman went lacking final week.
The physique was found near the Neuse River in Raleigh round 11 a.m. Monday, WTVD reported.
Police have been working to substantiate the id and are investigating the incident as a murder.
“It’s not on daily basis, it’s not each morning that you simply discover what could possibly be an individual’s physique in a suitcase, in a river,” stated Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker. “This was no accident.”
The grisly discovery comes 4 days after 28-year-old Brittany Samone Smith was reported lacking.
Police say a “noticeably pregnant” Smith was final seen on Fox Run Drive in Wendell.
Neighbors say she had been dwelling in a tent together with her boyfriend earlier than her disappearance, WRAL reported.
Relations instructed the outlet they imagine the physique belongs to Smith.
“If that is in reality, this younger woman that we’ve been in search of all weekend, somebody is answerable for that,” Baker stated.