Human body found ‘in suitcase’ in empty house after neighbours ‘report foul smell for weeks’ in West London


A gruesome story of how a decomposed human remain was discovered in West London following neighbours complains of foul odour for weeks. According to the report, detectives are investigating the "unexplained death" and refused to comment on local claims the corpse was stuffed in a suitcase, according to The Sun

Forensic experts were seen entering the property above a parade of shops in Southall following the grim discovery just before 3pm on Friday.

Unconfirmed reports claimed a painter made the shocking discovery after entering the unoccupied flat on Friday afternoon, with locals claiming they discovered the "body of a female".

Neighbours had reportedly detected a “foul odour” that had been lasting for weeks.

Locals have claimed the body found was “stuffed inside a suitcase inside a deserted property”.

Staff from the shops in the parade said police had visited on Friday evening, looking for CCTV footage.

Police are currently trying to identify the body, thought to be a woman, and no arrests have been made so far.

The Met said in a statement: "Police were called at 14.53hrs on Friday, 18 December to an address in The Crescent, Southall UB1, after a person was found deceased.

"Enquiries to identify the deceased are ongoing.

"The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

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