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Missing dentist Preethi Reddy's body found stuffed in a suitcase: police

The body of Preethi Reddy, 32, was discovered stuffed in a suitcase with multiple stab wounds after police found her vehicle in Kingsford, Sydney in March 2019. Source: Facebook

The body of missing Indian dentist, Preethi Reddy has been found stuffed in a suitcase left in a vehicle in Sydney.

32-year-old Preethi Reddy was reported missing after she failed to come home from a dental convention at St Leonards on Sunday. Police issued an appeal for public assistance and circulated images of the Penrith dentist and her vehicle.

The police found her body stuffed in a suitcase left in her grey Volkswagen Golf on Tuesday night. The gruesome discovery was made in the Kingsford area of Sydney.


"Following an appeal for information to the community, Preethi’s vehicle was located parked on Strachan Street, Kingsford, about 9.30pm yesterday (Tuesday 5 March 2019).

"During a search of the vehicle, police located Preethi’s body in a suitcase. She had been stabbed numerous times," the NSW Police said in a statement. 

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Ms Reddy was last seen at a McDonald's on Sunday and reportedly used her phone at 11:06 on Sunday morning.

Police say Ms Reddy stayed at a hotel on Market Street, Sydney CBD on Sunday with a man known to her.

Investigators have since revealed that the man "died in a head-on collision on the New England Highway, Willow Tree, about 10pm on Monday (5 March 2019)".

Fire and Rescue NSW Station 429 Quirindi
The scene of the crash near Willow Tree.
Fire and Rescue NSW Station 429 Quirindi

SBS News is reporting that Dr Reddy's ex-boyfriend was reportedly being considered the key suspect in her murder.

Police are investigating the case and investigators have urged anyone with information to come forward.

Support is available for those who may be distressed. Call Lifeline 13 11 14, Mensline 1300 789 978 and beyondblue 1300 224 636.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Carlwood investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or

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