Three days after discovering a man’s body inside two suitcases discarded on a snowy Denver road, authorities were called to a home over a medical emergency to find the crime scene they were looking for.
28-year-old Benjamin David Satterthwaite was named the main suspected murderer in the homicide case that shocked the quiet Mar Lee neighborhood on Dec. 29.
Public works staff was plowing the neighborhood’s sidewalks at around 7:15 a.m. when they made the grim discovery.
Body parts belonging to a white man were packed in two cases and the medical examiner ruled at the time that the death was recent.
On January 1, a resident of an apartment not far from Mar Lee called 911 to report a medical emergency.
Once there, officers discovered “evidence and a crime scene consistent with this homicide case, and follow-up investigation resulted in Satterthewaite’s arrest,” police said in a statement.
The suspect and the victim allegedly knew each other, but detectives did not release details about their relationship.
The victim’s identity is still being confirmed, according to Denver Police.