Police identify body found in suitcase on Midtown street

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UPDATE (12/20/21):

Police identified the person whose body was found in a suitcase near Pine Street and Eastmoreland Ave. on Dec. 12.

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The victim was positively identified as 63-year-old Bruce Jeffries.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

ORIGINAL STORY (12/17/21):

Memphis police responded to a suspicious call in Midtown on Sunday, Dec. 12 and what they found was very unique.

When officers got to the area of Pine Street and Eastmoreland Avenue, they discovered a suitcase behind a dumpster.

A body was found inside the suitcase, police said.

Preliminary information indicated that the deceased victim was struck with an object by a known suspect.

No arrests have been made at this time, and the investigation is ongoing.