A woman named Dawn Walker was on Sunday, October 31, found dead in a suitcase just days after her wedding.
According to reports, the newlywed was found dead in a grassy area, behind some trees, in the small village of Lightcliffe, near Halifax in Yorkshire.
Following her death, a 45-year-old local man has been arrested.
The man was arrested on suspicion of murdering her.
While he remains in police custody, the police are not seeking any further suspects in connection with Dawn’s death.
Meanwhile, before her death, the woman who is described by friends as ‘friendly, generous and beautiful’ had a very young son.
A close friend said:
“She got married on Wednesday and died on Sunday morning.
Dawn was a sound woman. She got married on Wednesday and now this has happened.
She was found inside a suitcase at the back of some trees. She had been living on (nearby) Shirley Grove.
Now a little boy has been left with no mum. I think he’s about one or one-and-a-half.”
Going further, the friend stated that the deceased was always ready to help out others in need.
The friend said;
“She was the soundest person you could meet. She was friendly and generous. She once paid for a disabled man’s shopping when he was short.”
Neighbors in Nunlea Royd have been left crushed by the news.
One elderly woman said;
“I am gobsmacked – there is no other word for it. It is devastating. I have lived here for 40 years and what has happened is just terrible.”
Confirming the sad incident, Detective Inspector Amanda Wimbles, of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said:
“Our enquiries into this incident are still at an early stage and we are particularly keen to speak with the person who initially called us to make the report as they have not yet identified themselves to us.”