Man in a Suitcase? Mystery of body discovery in Tintwistle beauty spot.
Thursday 13th October 2016 18:29 News Posted by Nigel P.
Burnt grass marks the spot where the charred and mutilated body of the mystery murder victim was discovered near Tintwistle on Monday morning .

Burnt grass marks the spot where the charred and mutilated body of the mystery murder victim was discovered near Tintwistle on Monday morning .

Police cannot say for certain if the dismembered body of a man found near a Tintwistle beauty spot had been packed inside a suitcase.
At a press conference at Glossop police station this afternoon, police said the badly burned body – which was missing its head and limbs – was either inside or close to the case.
It is not known what accelerant, if any was used to start the fire and charred grass can still be seen at the scene.
Assistant Chief Constable Bill McWilliam said that at this stage the suitcase had not been forensically linked with the body.
The deputy police chief released the grim new evidance four days after walkers made the macabre discovery near a path leading to moorland at the side of the A628.
The assistant chief constable revealed that the victim was white or light skinned and under 50 years old.
It’s believed the body was taken to the site between 9pm and midnight on Sunday.
Police say a witness reported seeing a fire there around that time.
Although DNA has been obtained from the body it does not match that of anyone on the national data base.
The assistant police chief added: “We need the public to help us identify him.
“We are working with neighbouring police forces on missing persons.”
Asked about the cause of the man’s death, he said: “We are keeping an open mind.”
Police are convinced that the victim’s body was taken to the scene and the man had already been killed at another location and taken to the roadside beauty spot of the Valehouse and Rhodeswood reservoirs spot to be disposed of.
Police have moved to reassure the local community that they and people who use the area for recreation have nothing to fear.
CCTV is also being investigated.
Detectives from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit are leading the investigation and a dedicated number – 0800 056 0944 – has been set up to take calls from across the country from anyone with information.