Partner charged over suitcase body


Police have charged a man with the murder of his partner whose body was found in a garage

Police have charged a man with the murder of his partner, who was found dead in their garage weeks after she was last seen by relatives.

Music teacher Andrew Lindo, 28, will appear at Huddersfield Magistrates’ Court on Thursday charged with the murder of mother-of-two Marie Stewart, 30.

Her body was found inside a suitcase at her home in Perseverance Place, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, on Sunday.

A post-mortem examination carried out on Monday showed her death was caused by multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma.

Police confirmed they were contacted on Saturday morning by relatives of Ms Stewart, who were concerned because they had not seen her since Christmas.

The body was discovered at the house by police checking out the report.

Lindo and a 29-year-old woman were arrested at the house in connection with the death.

The woman was later released without charge while detectives continued to hold Lindo.

Forensic teams have been conducting a detailed examination of the newly-built rented townhouse which is on an estate between the villages of Holmfirth and Holmbridge.

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