Preethi Reddy: Body of missing Australian dentist found inside suitcase as suspect dies in car crash

Preethi Reddy, a Sydney dentist, was discovered dead by police after being reported missing on March 3, 2019.

(CNN)Police in Australia have found the body of a missing Sydney dentist stuffed inside a suitcase.

Preethi Reddy, 32, had been reported missing by her family on Sunday after she did not come home from a dental convention in St Leonards, a suburb of Sydney.
She was captured on CCTV inside McDonald's at the Strand Arcade in central Sydney about 2.15am on Sunday and appeared to leave alone, CNN affiliate 7 News Australia reported.
    On Tuesday, police located her car parked on a street in Kingsford, south of the city center. A search of the vehicle located Reedy's body in a suitcase. She had been stabbed "numerous times," police said.
    "Further inquiries have established that Preethi stayed at a hotel on Market Street, Sydney CBD, on Sunday with a man known to her," they said in a statement.
    That man, who has not been identified, was killed in a car crash on a highway late Monday night. Police said they believed the collision was a "deliberate act."
    The scene following a car crash near Howard's Road between Wallabadah and Willow Tree in New South Wales, Australia. Police believe the collision is related to the murder of Sydney dentist Preethi Reddy.