Authorities in Virginia are saying a man's wife has been found in a suitcase at the couple's apartment after he told police he had killed her.

Authorities say 34-year-old Jamie Kuhne came to police headquarters Friday with a note saying he had killed his wife. Officers went to his home and found a 36-year-old woman in a suitcase on the couple's balcony.

Investigators think the couple was arguing and she was strangled. She was not dismembered.

Kuhne has been charged with murder. Jail officials did not know whether he had an attorney but said he had a court appearance Monday.

The couple have a 1-year-old son. Police say the boy was driven to daycare by his father before he went to police.