Body Found in Suitcase in Utah Linked to Missing Vegas Woman – ABC News

Susana Villalvazo

Police in Utah and Nevada are trying to determine whether a body found in a large suitcase along a freeway near Salt Lake City is that of a missing Las Vegas woman.

There are signs the body found Thursday in a ravine along Interstate 80 is that of Susana Villalvazo, but investigators are awaiting test results before making a final determination, Lt. Justin Hoyal of Utah’s Unified Police Department said Saturday.

His department was contacted by Las Vegas police after the body was described as that of a middle-aged woman who had a mastectomy and a wrist tattoo of a pink breast cancer ribbon, Hoyal said. When the 46-year-old Villalvazo went missing last November, Las Vegas police said she was missing a breast and had a pink-ribbon tattoo on a wrist.

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Remains of Missing Las Vegas Woman Susana Villalvazo May Have Been Found Near Lake Mead

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The remains of a missing Las Vegas woman, gone for about 10 days, may have been found. A search team looking for Susana Villalvazo found human remains on Saturday morning near Lake Mead.

Searchers from the Red Rock Search and Rescue and Recovery team and volunteers have been looking for Villalvazo since she was reported missing on November 5. The missing persons story in Las Vegas has captured national attention after Susana’s stepfather, Samuel Teran, also reported missing, was found in a North Las Vegas fast food restaurant. The 75-year-old Las Vegas man killed himself when police approached, says the Las Vegas Review Journal.

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NV – Crews plan major search for missing woman Susana Villalvazo – www.ktnv.com

Susana Villalvazo

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — A week and a half after Susana Villalvazo disappeared, members of Red Rock Search and Rescue are gearing up to hit the road in hopes of bringing closure to her family.

Search crews are working under the assumption the 46-year-old is dead, and possibly stuffed inside a suitcase wrapped in plastic.

They are planning to search dead-end roads and washes near the California border, Lake Mead and North Las Vegas Saturday.

60 to 80 team members are expected to take part in the day’s activities.

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