Newlywed Mum’s Body ‘Found Dumped In Suitcase Just Four Days After Her Wedding’


A newlywed mum’s body was found dumped in a suitcase just four days after her wedding.

The woman, named locally as Dawn Walker, was found dead in Lightcliffe, West Yorkshire, yesterday.

Devastated friends said Dawn had only just got married on Wednesday.

A 45-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her. He remains in police custody and police are not actively seeking any further suspects in connection with Dawn’s death.

A close friend told YorkshireLive that Dawn was a kind, caring and friendly woman as well as a mother to a little boy.

The friend, who asked not to be named, said Dawn’s body had been discovered hidden in a suitcase on a grassed area near Aysgarth Avenue and Nunlea Royd which has been cordoned off by police since.

“She got married on Wednesday and died on Sunday morning,” the friend added.

“Dawn was a sound woman. She got married on Wednesday and now this has happened.

“She was found inside a suitcase at the back of some trees. She had been living on (nearby) Shirley Grove.

The friend described Dawn as a kind and friendly woman who had helped people in need.

“She was the soundest person you could meet,” she said. “She was friendly and generous. She once paid for a disabled man’s shopping when he was short.”

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