Australia: Missing Indian woman’s body found stuffed in suitcase in Sydney

Suicide by truck The 49-year-old driver of a semi-trailer managed to crawl free from the vehicle before it burst into flames

Suicide by truck The 49-year-old driver of a semi-trailer managed to crawl free from the vehicle before it burst into flames

Police have revealed more details surrounding the disappearance and murder of Sydney woman Preethi Reddy, whose body was found in a suitcase that was inside her auto, in Kingsford on Tuesday night.

A since-deleted post on the Oasis Smiles Dental Facebook page on Tuesday night before Reddy's body was found said it was with "great sadness we announce the tragic passing of our beloved Harsh".

"I'll see you again one day...and we'll continue where we left off my angel", he wrote.

"Super anxious", he wrote on March 4.

Dr Reddy grew up in Sydney and got her dental degree in 2009, and was taking courses in dental implants.

She was last heard of Sunday 3rd March morning in Sydney and should have been home within a few hours but has not turned up yet.

'I just want my sister back safely.

Preethi's vehicle was located parked on Strachan Street, Kingsford, about 9:30 pm on Tuesday. The body had multiple stab wounds.

Preethi Reddy, a 32-year-old Indian-origin dentist went missing couple of days ago in Sydney, Australia.

A key suspect in the murder of the Sydney woman has been identified as her ex-boyfriend Harsh Narde, who was killed in a fiery auto crash on Monday night.

"I can not qualify exactly what has happened and I won't put it out there because if we're wrong and it's not substantiated then we're doing a disservice to Preethi and her family", Detective Superintendent Gavin Dengate told the ABC News. Police officials said the man died in a auto crash on the New England Highway on Monday night, a day after Reddy was reported missing.

Later that night he smashed his BMW headlong into a fully-laden semi-trailer on the New England Highway.

Suicide by truck The 49-year-old driver of a semi-trailer managed to crawl free from the vehicle before it burst into flames
Suicide by truck The 49-year-old driver of a semi-trailer managed to crawl free from the vehicle before it burst into flames

"Police did speak to (the ex-boyfriend) and at that time it was still a missing person's inquiry", Dengate said.

The New South Wales police said investigation was in progress and details should be verified before they were shared.

The last images police have gathered of Dr Reddy show she was in a McDonald's on George Street in the CBD about 2.15am Sunday, as mardi gras celebrations took over the city.

She had spent the night before with her ex-boyfriend in a hotel on Market Street.

Her sister, Nithya Reddy, posted on Facebook that she had previously been located at Hotel Urban in Greenwich on Sydney's lower north shore.

A colleague of Dr Reddy and Narde's, who attended the conference, said he last saw the pair chatting animatedly in the hotel lobby following the event.

They said the investigation was still in its early stages. "It made me wonder why".

Police have expressed serious concerns over a woman who has been missing since Sunday.

"I just thought 'oh my God, how come?'"

Preethi was a bright light; loveable, kind, and protective of all whom were lucky enough to have been loved and cared for by her.

According to report, it was understood that Narde was the key suspect in Reddy's murder. "It's very unusual for her not to contact her family for such a long period of time, and there were no known plans of her to leave her home or Sydney".

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