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Woman found hiding in suitcase, man arrested on parole violation

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A Coralville man is locked up on suspicion of a parole violation after a woman is found inside a suitcase at the man's Coralville home.

29-year old Ryan Ransom sitting in the Muscatine County Jail after a parole officer found a woman zipped up inside a suitcase.

"Ummm, that's pretty strange and also kind of scares me that something like that would happen in this neighborhood," said Mike Dooley who lives not far from ransom's home.

According to probation violation documents, a high-risk unit probation officer was doing a routine residence check at Ransom's Valley View Drive home.

Ransom allegedly claimed there was nobody else in the house at the time, come to find out - officers found a woman "hidden in a suitcase located in a closet," according to documents.

"Bizarre! Especially the person in the suitcase," said Dooley. "obviously he was planning to do something with her."

Over the course of ransom's parole, he wasn't supposed to have contact with the woman, who according to this document had drug paraphernalia stuffed inside her bra.

Ransom's probation comes after his conviction of first offense domestic abuse assault, in 2014.

Ransom was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony and cannot post bond.

It's still unclear if the woman was arrested.

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