Malawian woman found stuffed in bag, knew her killer

A Malawian whose body was found stuffed in a travel bag, may have known her killer, the Irish Independent is reporting.

It is believed the victim, identified as Rudo Mawere, was a 26-year-old student from Malawi in Africa but that she had been living in this country for two years, most recently in the Rathmines area of Dublin.

The Irish Times said that she had a bag over her head and it is believed she may have known her killer.

The bag lay on a city street for more than 13 hours before being found. The grim discovery on St David’s Terrace, just yards from McKee Army Barracks on Black-horse Avenue in Cabra, north

The paper reported that after conducting house-to- house enquiries, officers believe the large bag, which has wheels, may have been lying on the quiet northside street since at least 7pm on Saturday.

Residents told investigating officers they had noticed the bag, which was lying against several bins, but had not opened it. But a passerby yesterday morning examined it and immediately alerted gardai. Rubbish Officers are likely to look at the possibility that whoever left the bag may have dumped it deliberately near bins in the hope it would be collected as rubbish.

The post-mortem examination has already been carried out at the city morgue in Marino by Deputy State Pathologist Michael Curtis.

St David’s Terrace is a mix of established homes and rented, two-storey red-brick houses.