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Killer tip: Don’t leave tag on suitcase with body

A British man was convicted Wednesday of murdering a prostitute after he dumped her torso into a canal in a suitcase but forgot to take off a label bearing his brother’s name and address.
/ Source: Reuters

A British man was convicted Wednesday of murdering a prostitute after he dumped her torso into a canal in a suitcase but forgot to take off a label bearing his brother’s name and address.

Daniel Archer, a 55-year-old crack addict, killed Nasra Ismail, 27, in his brother’s North London apartment after paying her 20 pounds ($34.40) for sex, prosecutors told London’s Old Bailey Central Criminal Court.

He fled to the north of England but returned three weeks later to cut up her body. He put her torso into a suitcase and threw it into Regent’s Canal, where it failed to sink.

Police quickly traced Archer through his brother’s name and the crime-scene address written on the suitcase.

Archer denied murdering Ismail, saying she had died in a fight with him after she attacked him with a knife.

Archer, who faces life in jail, will be sentenced Friday.