Vitautas Jokubauskas
Police are hunting for Vitautas JokubauskasCambridgeshire Police

A manhunt is in progress after a woman's torso was found in a suitcase in Peterborough. Detectives have named the man they are hunting as Vitautas Jokubauskas.

Police found the body, lacking arms, leg and its head, in a suitcase at a Peterborough house just after 12.30pm on Friday (6 June).

Cambridgeshire Police are looking for Jokubauskas, a 57-year-old Lithuanian national.

Jokubauskas was letting the property where the torso was found, in Mayor's Walk, Peterborough. The torso has been removed from the house and a post-mortem is due to take place on Monday, 8 June, at Peterborough City Hospital.

Cambridgeshire Police say the last reported sighting of Jokubauskas was on Saturday, 30 May, when he was given a lift to work by a friend in Huntingdon.

A police spokesman stated: "The body has not been identified. However, police are keen to trace a woman, believed to be Mr Jokubauskas' partner, who is only described as being about 40, slim, with black hair and also Lithuanian. No further details on her are known at this time."

A cordon has been put up at the property and police as scenes of crime officers continue to attend.

Detective Chief Inspector Adam Gallop of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: "We are very keen to trace Mr Jokubauskas.

"Investigations are ongoing to determine where this murder took place and our priorities are to locate Mr Jokubauskas and identify the body.

"I would urge anyone who thinks they have seen Mr Jokubauskas or recognises the description of his partner to contact police as soon as possible. Anyone who sees him should not approach him and should contact police immediately."

Inspector Gallop said the murder is being treated as an isolated incident and that a dedicated murder team had been set up to investigate it.

Anyone with information is requested to call Cambridgeshire Police (01480 456111).