Detectives have requested more time to question a man arrested in Peterborough on suspicion of murder on Sunday.
The 57-year-old man was arrested at 7pm on Sunday after the torso of a woman was found in a suitcase at an address in Mayor’s Walk, Peterborough on Friday.
The man is being held at Thorpe Wood Police Station where he has been questioned by detectives.
The search for evidence and the woman’s missing body parts is also continuing today, and last night officers were searching in railway sidings in the city. Investigators have also been seen searching in Lime Kiln Close and at the back of Toys R Us over the weekend.
A post mortem was carried out on the woman’s body yesterday at Peterborough City Hospital.
The murder is being treated as an isolated incident.
Anyone with information should contact the Beds, Cambs and Herts Major Crime Unit on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.