A 24-year-old man is now a suspect in a murder case. His girlfriend, was found in a barrel inside of his apartment in Harlem. It was apparent that they body had been there for days.
This grim discovery was made after police responded to a call after reports of a foul smell coming from the apartment on 140th Street and Seventh Avenue. When police arrived on the scene they found the woman’s body in a barrel. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities believe that she may have been dead since Wednesday.
The woman’s identity has not been publicly released and cause of death is currently being determined by medical examiners.
Law enforcement sources believe that the man may have committed this murder because the woman was planning to leave him and move to the Dominican Republic.
The boyfriend is currently in custody at St. Lukes Hospital. He is under psychiatric evaluation.