Sydney: A thirty-two year-old Indian origin dentist in Sydney who went missing on Sunday after attending a dental convention was found stabbed to death Tuesday night. Her ex-boyfriend, who was killed in a car crash on Monday a day after Dr Preethi Reddy disappeared, is a suspect.
Dr Reddy worked at Glenbrook Dental Surgery in the Blue Mountains, about 70km west of Sydney. According to media reports, police found the dentist’s body in a suitcase in her car.
Body had multiple stab injuries
The body had numerous stab injuries. The New South Wales police said they were probing the circumstances surrounding Dr Reddy’s death
Her boyfriend was also mysteriously killed in a head-on collision with a truck on the New England Highway, south of Tamworth on Monday night. The head-on collision, around 340 kilometres from where Preethi’s body was found, is believed to have been deliberate.
Police had spoken to ex-boyfriend
In a media conference on Wednesday, an NSW Police spokesman confirmed that police had spoken to the ex-boyfriend, who has also been identified as a dentist, as part of the missing person investigation before he was killed on Monday.
“The ABC understands Dr Narde was the key suspect in Dr Reddy’s murder,” the report said. Her death left her colleagues shaken.
“It’s devastating, and this is completely out of character,” dental assistant Chelsea Holmes told the ABC. “I spoke to her last Thursday and it was ‘see you next week’ and completely normal.”
Preethi was first reported missing by her family on Sunday after she failed to come home from a dental convention at St Leonards on the suburbs of Sydney
Police were told she last made contact with her family at about
(With agency inputs)