Body found stuffed in suitcase floating in California lake: ‘Gruesome’

Human remains were discovered crammed inside a suitcase that was floating in a lake in Northern California on Tuesday. Volunteers cleaning Lake Merritt spotted the suitcase adrift around 11 a.m. near the 1900 block of Lakeshore Avenue and found the body of what appeared to be a man in his 30s ‘kind of like in a fetal position,’ Kevin Shomo, one of the volunteers with Lake Merritt Institute, told FOX2 KTVU. ‘We grabbed one end and we realized it was too heavy.

SUSPECT ARRESTED IN MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF WOMAN BURNED ALIVE ON ROADSIDE IN RITZY SUBURB ‘Part of the investigation is trying to determine where the body could have floated from,’ Oakland police Capt. Alan Yu told the station. ‘It could be any part of the lake, and we’re looking at all those possible outcomes.’ Police said the body appeared to have several visible injuries, without elaborating, East Bay Times reported.

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Oakland police investigating body found at Lake Merritt as a homicidePolice in Oakland are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found late Tuesday morning at Lake Merritt, possibly in a suitcase discovered in the lake. Read more ⮕

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