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Canadian mom, 52, who moved to Cuba with her boy toy lover is found dead in a suitcase

A WOMAN who moved from Canada to Cuba to be with her boy toy lover has been found dead in a suitcase.

Nathalie Fraser, originally from Quebec sold her home to make the move to the western Cuban province of Matanzas with 39-year-old musician and native Leonel Leon Nuviola.

Nathalie made the move in December 2019 and was reported missing on January 18.

Local reports say the mum-of-two's body was found in a suitcase at a garbage tip at popular tourist spot, Matanzas.

Nivola has been arrested in connection with the gruesome death.

The woman's devastated sister told local media: "We learned it was a violent murder, that she suffered a lot. Her body was found inside a suitcase on a garbage site".

And Nathalie's daughter, Melanie Fraser told a Canadian radio station her mom and Nuviola had appeared to be very much in love.

She said: "She put her house up for sale and left with almost nothing to live there with him, with the eventual goal of getting married".

However, Fraser's other daughter, Marie-Eve Fraser told French-language paper La Presse she had her doubts about the 39-year-old musician.

She said: "I felt there was something serious.

"When I went to see them in Cuba, I found him to be possessive, impulsive and controlling. My mother said it was because he was nervous to meet me".

It's thought the pair had been together for around a year-and-a-half.

Family members have criticised Cuban authorities for what they say is a lack of information regarding the case.

They also say the unsuccessfully tried to contact Nuviola and his family at length, despite previously talking with ease.

The investigation continues, however Nuviola - currently in police custody - is the main suspect.

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