Bronx woman whose body was found in plastic bags in NYC, ID d, 2 in custody

Police ID’d the dismembered human remains found in plastic bags in two separate Bronx parks as a 25-year-old Lisa Marie Velasquez.


Two people are in custody hours after police released the identity belonging to the human remains found in plastic bags this week at two New York City parks.

Chief Dermot Shea took to Twitter to announce that the police apprehended two of the “perpetrators” involved in the death of the 25-year-old Lisa Marie Velasquez.

I want to thank the men and women of the 42 Detective Team, Bronx Murder, and all who worked on the murder of Lisa Marie Velasquez. Your collective efforts have led to those responsible for her murder. Two perpetrators are now in custody. #Bronx @NYPDnews @NYPDChiefofDept

— Chief Dermot F. Shea (@NYPDDetectives) August 30, 2018

Over the weekend, authorities located two plastic bags with body parts in Crotona Park in the Bronx, and then on Tuesday, about three miles away, three bags of human remains were found in Barretto Point Park, the New York Daily News reported.

The police identified Velasquez on Wednesday.

According to the city medical examiner, she died of ” multiple blunt impact injury of [the] head with skull fractures,” the New York Post reported.

Family members and neighbors told The New York Times that Velasquez was raised by her grandmother, after witnessing the death of her pregnant mother, who was stabbed and strangled in 2006 by its partner.

The police gave no further details about the suspects in custody, but the investigators were looking for a house Wednesday night on Longfellow in Longwood Avenue, where it is believed that the young woman’s body was dismembered, the Daily News reported.

Fox News’ Katherine Lamb contributed to this report.

Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.

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