Arrest Made in NYC Suitcase Murder Case

Surveillance footage captured images of a suspect in the case of woman found strangled and stuffed in a suitcase left on a New York City street, Dec. 22, 2010. WCBS

NEW YORK - A man has been arrested in the death of a woman whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase outside a New York City building.

Police arrested a 55-year-old suspect on a charge of murder Monday in the slaying of Betty Williams, who was found strangled in a suitcase at about 12:15 a.m. Dec. 22.

Police did not say whether the suspect was the same man seen in a surveillance video wheeling the suitcase down a darkened street.

They didn't say what relationship the suspect might have had with the 28-year-old Bronx victim.

Police say a passer-by rummaging through the trash outside the building on East 114th Street found the suitcase and called 911.

The building is about a block away from Rao's Restaurant, a notable eatery in the neighborhood.
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