Skeleton Found in Charred Suitcase in NYC Building Police ask public to help identify woman By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Apr 23, 2013 11:04 AM CDT 2 comments Comments A woman's skeleton was found in a Brooklyn building that caught fire last year. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – A year after a fire at a Brooklyn building—and days after the building's sale—a woman's skeleton was discovered in a charred suitcase inside. Though the suitcase was found last month, police aren't sure when or how it ended up in the building, the New York Daily News reports. The skeleton appears to have belonged to a young black woman, about five feet six inches tall, Fox News reports. Police are asking the public for any information.