Aug 23 2011 By Jack Griffith
Fatima Kama whose body was found in a suitcase at Heathrow in 1999.
A KILLER has been convicted more than 12 years after police found the body of a woman in a suitcase at Heathrow Airport.
Fatima Kama, 28, was found curled up in the bag by a security guard on the morning of July 17 1999.
A post mortem at Ealing Hospital revealed that she had been stabbed multiple times, and she was sexually assaulted before she was murdered.
Ms Kama, a Canadian citizen, was due to fly back to Montreal on the day she was discovered.
She had been staying at an address in Portsea Place, London. Yousseff Ahmed Mosalam Wahid, 42, had also been lodging there, and he later fled the country and travelled around the middle east living under false names to evade justice.
Police issued appeals to trace him and in 2010 he was tracked to Bahrain. After a joint investigation by the Metropolitan Police and the Bahrainian force, he was arrested and taken back to England. It was the first extradition of a UK fugitive from Bahrain.
He was found guilty of murder at the Old Bailey on Monday, August 22, and he will be sentenced on Monday, October 3.