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The decomposing corpse of a 43-year-old woman who has been missing since December was found in the basement of a house in Staten Island (NYC).
The discovery was made Monday by agents who acted on the trail of a man, the New York police announced yesterday. The medical examiner determined that the unidentified woman died of two gunshot wounds to the chest, narrowed down Daily News.
Agents with a search warrant made the discovery about 1 p.m. Monday in the basement of a three-story home at 77 York Ave., New Brighton Neighborhood, said NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig.
Neighbors had complained to the Department of Buildings (DOB) claiming that in recent years the owner had subdivided the basement into small rooms for rent illegally.
Police know the identity of the woman, but her name has not been released as officers work to locate her relatives.
A cadaver dog located the remains of the woman, but police did not say whether the body was exposed or buried. It was decomposed, but it was not clear exactly when the victim was killed.
“We have information that she went missing sometime in December,” Essig said of the woman. no arrests have been made nor identified suspects. Anyone with information should call to 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also through the page crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.
Last week in Staten Island a woman showed up at a police station chained and handcuffed and told police that her boyfriend had repeatedly raped her, prompting a raid on a bus illegally converted into a residence where there was a homemade bomb and chemicals.
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