Sydney dentist's body found in car boot

A smiling woman on a board walk.
Preethi Reddy Photo credit: Facebook

New South Wales police have found the body of suspected murder victim Preethi Reddy.

Dr Reddy, a dentist, was last heard from on Sunday morning and police confirmed a man known to her died in a head-on collision with a truck on Monday evening, the ABC reports.

The man who died was a key suspect in Dr Reddy's murder.

Dr Reddy's body was found stabbed numerous times and stuffed into a suitcase in the boot of a car parked on the street in one of Sydney's eastern suburbs.

Fatima, a resident from near where the body was found told ABC she spoke to police about the vehicle it was found in.

"They just asked about our details and then asked some questions about the car, so we have heard of something strange about the car, some chatters, some people," she said.

"It used to be a safe area so I'm just a bit concerned now.

"I told them I might notice the car before ... I didn't notice anything strange about that."

The last images of Dr Reddy alive show her at McDonald's on George St in Sydney's CBD at around 2:15am on Sunday.

She bought two water bottles and took them to a hotel where she was staying with a man known to her.

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