Body in suitcase was full of heroin packets, cops say

By Medea · Oct 9, 2008 · Updated Oct 11, 2008 · ·
  1. Medea
    WHITE PLAINS, New York (AP) -- An autopsy has revealed that a man found dead in a suitcase in a suburban park was a drug "mule" who had 50 packets of heroin in his body and probably died when one or two of them broke open.

    Investigators expressed surprise that the man's body had not been cut open for the drugs. The heroin would have been worth an estimated $100,000 on the streets, Westchester County police spokesman Kieran O'Leary said Tuesday.

    The man, estimated to be 50 to 60 years old, has not been identified. Investigators aren't sure who put him in the suitcase found last Thursday in Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers, just north of New York City.

    But it probably wasn't the drug dealers who were expecting the man's shipment, because they likely would have cut his body open for the drugs, O'Leary said.

    "We've seen that on occasions in the past," O'Leary said. "How he got to the park with the drugs still inside him is still a piece of the puzzle."

    Detective Lt. Christopher Calabrese theorized that other mules, not wanting the dealers to cut open the corpse, bought the suitcase and dumped the body before the dealers came to collect the drugs.

    "I'm very surprised this guy's not been cut open," he said.

    Detectives believe the man traveled from the Dominican Republic.

    While the man's cause of death had not been confirmed, one or two of the packets inside him were broken, O'Leary said. There was no outward sign of violence or trauma.

    The man probably died a day or two before he was found, the spokesman said.

    The body was discovered when a parks worker went to remove the abandoned black canvas suitcase near the park's entrance and the victim's leg popped out.

    Source: CNN

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  1. FrankenChrist
    Ha..haha. Does anyone not get this? You know, as in Calabrese mafia?

    Leary? Ring a bell, no?

    Am I taking this too far or is this shit made up?

    Either this story is made up with some puns for knowledgeable people, or nomen est omen.
  2. Rightnow289
    Nah that Kieron O' Leary really is the press officer for Westchester County so I think it is real
  3. dyingtomorrow
    Always sad to hear supply not meeting demand.
  4. teddybearpicnics
    i don't even understand...this dude was alive with heroin all in his body, and then he died and was put in a suitcase and left in the park???...this forum has the weirdest and lamest shit ever
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