Julian Durrell Summers Bio/Wiki
A Memphis man named Julian Durrell Summers has been charged with murdering his roommate named Bruce Jefferies and stuffing his body into a suitcase.
According to an affidavit obtained by NBC News on Thursday, Julian Durrell Summers, who was arrested and put into jail on Tuesday, has been charged with second-degree murder, tampering with/fabricating evidence, and mistreatment of a corpse in connection with the killing of Bruce Jefferies.
Julian Durrell Summers is 30 years old and his roommate Bruce Jefferies was 63 years old.
Killed Roommate ‘Bruce Jefferies’
According to the affidavit, Jefferies’ brother stated that the victim and Summers were “known to be involved in a domestic relationship.”
According to NBC, Memphis Police discovered a suitcase in an alley behind a bank on the evening of Dec. 12 after getting a questionable call. On Dec. 20, Jefferies was recognized as the victim.
Memphis man charged with murder after roommate’s body found in suitcase – NY Daily News https://t.co/ypLyxsdlWq A Memphis man has been charged with the slaying of his roommate, whose body was stuffed into a suitcase. Julian Durrell Summers, 30, …https://t.co/HDk2GBrKuh
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According to NBC News, Summers was detained after a trail of blood from the suitcase led officials to the Broad Moore Apartment complex unit where the couple lived, where officers discovered traces of a struggle including shattered glass and “blood in various places in the bedroom.”
Summers struggled to toss the hefty suitcase at the building’s dumpster, according to the affidavit, and CCTV footage from the property shows him attempting to do so.