Police release new picture of man wanted in connection with ‘torso in case’ murder

Vitautas Jokubauskas is wanted by Cambridgeshire Police in connection with the discovery of a woman's body in Peterborough.

Vitautas Jokubauskas is wanted by Cambridgeshire Police in connection with the discovery of a woman's body in Peterborough.

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Detectives in Peterborough have released a new picture of the man they want to trace in connection with the ‘body in a suitcase’ murder hunt.

The new picture, taken in December last year, has been released of Vitautas Jokubauskas, 57, by officers who want to trace him in connection with the murder inquiry in Peterborough.

The Lithuanian national had been letting the property in Mayor’s Walk where the body of a woman was found on Friday.

The last reported sighting of him was on May 30, when he was taken to work in Huntingdon by a friend.

Officers were called to the house at just after 12.30pm yesterday. Detectives have now confirmed the body had no arms, legs or head and was found in a suitcase.

Detective chief inspector Adam Gallop, leading the investigation, has urged anyone who sees Mr Jokubauskas to call police immediately.

He said; “I can’t fully assess what he is capable of apart from wanting him in connection with this gruesome offence. That suggests that I should not be encouraging the public to approach him.

“The fact that he appears to have vanished from where he was living and hasn’t been seen at work means we would like to get a hold of him.”

The body has not been identified, but police are keen to trace a woman, believed to be Mr Jokubauskas’ partner, who is only described as being about 40, slim, with black hair and also Lithuanian. No further details on her are known at this time.

Anyone with information should contact the Beds, Cambs and Herts Major Crime Unit on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.