Cambridgeshire

Peterborough suitcase torso: Man charged with murder in court

Ramute Butkiene Image copyright Cambridgeshire Police
Image caption The body of Ramute Butkiene was found in a suitcase in a house in Peterborough on 5 June

A man charged with murdering a woman whose torso was found in a suitcase has been remanded in custody for three months.

The body of Ramute Butkiene, 42, was found with no arms, legs or head, at a house in Mayor's Walk in Peterborough on 5 June.

Vytautas Jokubauskas, 57, of Mayor's Walk was charged with her murder and appeared at the Old Bailey in London.

He will be expected to enter a plea when he appears next on 4 September.

The torso was found after other tenants in the shared house reported a smell and called police.

A post-mortem examination failed to establish how Ms Butkiene died.

Officers said "some body parts" had been found and searches were continuing.

The mother-of-one was an agency worker in the city, Cambridgeshire Police said.

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Image caption Police continue searching for body parts
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Image caption Officers searched undergrowth behind a toy shop last week

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