NYC crime: Body parts of 22-year-old woman found in 2 suitcases in Brooklyn apartment, police searching for boyfriend – WABC-TV
Two suitcases found stuffed with a body in an apartment in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, are thought to belong to a 22-year-old woman.
Building residents reported a foul smell and told security the woman had not been seen for several days.
A security guard attempted to enter the woman’s 6th-floor apartment but was stopped by her 23-year-old boyfriend, who allegedly lives there sometimes.
As the guard went downstairs to call the police, he saw the boyfriend and another man sneaking out with a bag that was suspected of containing evidence.
Upon going back upstairs to the apartment, the guard found the remains of the woman in two suitcases in a bloody bathroom. A meat cleaver was also found in the apartment.
A neighbor remembers the victim as a young girl who had not yet lived, and friends describe her as sweet and humble.
The boyfriend is now being actively sought by detectives. He has violated the act of protection in the past by showing up unannounced at her apartment.
Her friends report she moved into the building when it first opened two years ago.
Several neighbors reported hearing fighting two weeks ago.
In response to the gruesome discovery, many residents expressed shock and disbelief.
Honestly, this neighborhood isn’t the best, but this is outrageous. Absolutely outrageous,” neighbor Lindsey Vena said. “It makes me scared to even be around here. I’m just sick.”
An eyewitness told reporters that living here is scary. “It’s wicked to know that there’s somebody doing this where I lay my head at night,” said another resident.
The cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner. There is still an active investigation going on.
For more coverage on this story, check the following additional news sources:
- NYC crime: Body parts of 22-year-old woman found in 2 suitcases in Brooklyn apartment, police searching for boyfriend WABC-TV
- Police Discover Dismembered Woman In Suitcases In NYC apartment NBC News
- Neighbors shaken after human remains found in Brooklyn apartment CBS New York
- Remains found in suitcases may belong to 22-year-old NYC woman: cops New York Post
- Body Found in Two Suitcases in Brooklyn Apartment After Neighbors Complained of Smell The Daily Beast