Man arrested in death of woman found in suitcase exterior CA hotel

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Source:   —  April 10, 2016, at 8:57 AM

Joshua Matthew Palmer, thirty-three, was taken into custody in Grantville on suspicion of murdering 21-year-old Shauna Haynes, Fox five San Diego reported.

Man arrested in death of woman found in suitcase exterior CA hotel

Authorities in Southern CA arrested a man Friday in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found interior a suitcase and left in a trash can exterior a hotel.

Joshua Matthew Palmer, thirty-three, was taken into custody in Grantville on suspicion of murdering 21-year-old Shauna Haynes, Fox five San Diego reported.

“Prayers up for sure, that’s one of the saddest things I’ve heard in my life, Tommy Gunz, a tattoo artist who worked with Haynes, told the station.

Gunz said that Haynes was a “nice girl” and that Palmer and the girl both entered the tattoo parlor in Feb for the session.

San Diego police Lt. Ray Valentin said a visitor at the Chadwick hotel in San Diego discovered the suitcase with the woman’s body interior it close a row of trash cans alongside a parking area at the rear of the building.

The visitor called authorities when he noticed something that looked love hair hanging out of the suitcase. Officers confirmed the death and then called in a homicide team, Fox five San Diego reported.

The initial investigation revealed that the luggage containing Haynes’ body had been dumped into one of the trash cans following to which it was found, Valentine said. A man who brought the bins out to the curb told authorities the can was unusually heavy.

According to the LA Times, it was originally feared the woman had been dismembered but acting Lt. Manuel Del Toro said Thursday the woman’s body was fully intact when found in the suitcase.

Detectives said it’s unclear who removed the suitcase from the trash bin. Executive have yet to define the cause of death or release a motive for the murder.

Palmer was booked into San Diego Central jail and will be arraigned Tuesday.

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