The neighbor of a young woman found dismembered in her apartment said he would often hear her fighting with her boyfriend and on one occasion saw a blood trail coming from her door.
The unnamed woman’s body was found inside two separate suitcases in her blood-stained Apartment 6F at Linwood Park Apartments, an affordable housing building in East New York, Brooklyn.
The 21-year-old victim, who is yet to be identified, had an order of protection filed against her estranged boyfriend before she was found dead, according to NY Daily News.
The neighbor, who did not give his name, said that about a week ago he had heard commotion coming from her apartment and a blood trail from her door.
‘I just came home from work, I get upstairs, I see an entire blood trail, just lots and lots of blood, just trailing from her apartment to the front door,’ he said.
The body was found inside Apartment 6F at Linwood Park Apartments, an affordable housing building in East New York, Brooklyn, on Wednesday
Police were seen removing bags of evidence from the apartment building on Thursday afternoon
Police remove the belongings of a 21-year-old woman whose remains were found inside the apartment on Wednesday
‘Downstairs they’re arguing, fighting, the minute the cops come they head back upstairs into her apartment and the cops are knocking knocking and nobody opens the door whatsoever.’
‘Around six times the cops came here and all six times same thing.’
‘It’s usually at night time when you hear this stuff. I guess it’s just a regular thing that got out of control one day.
The young woman was heard in the building weeks before her disappearance as she argued with ex-boyfriend – who remains at large.
He is now a person of interest in the investigation. Part of the protection order meant he was barred from being at her apartment.
She had not been seen for several weeks before neighbors noticed a foul smell coming from inside the home on Wednesday.
One called the building’s super to request a welfare check which prompted the grim discovery in the early hours of Thursday morning.
According to sources, the super arrived at the apartment and was met by the victim’s boyfriend, who refused to let him in.
He then called the police – at which point the boyfriend and another man were seen fleeing the building carrying a duffle bag, NY Daily News reported.
Police take biological evidence bags into a cop van as investigators continue to probe the grim discovery
Police carry evidence bags at the apartment complex in East New York on Thursday
The super then returned to the empty apartment to find the suitcases stuffed with the victim’s body parts, as well as a meat cleaver in the bathroom.
Cops are now frantically searching for the victim’s estranged boyfriend, as well as the man he was seen leaving with.
An NYPD spokesman told DailyMail.com that while a person of interest has been identified, no one is in custody.
The apartment building contains 100 units of affordable housing but it also houses recently released Rikers inmates.
The building has 100 apartments, most of which are affordable units. Others are for recently incarcerated Rikers inmates
Multiple suitcases found filled with body parts inside a Brooklyn apartment on Wednesday
The building superintendent made the gruesome discovery at 315 Linwood Street in East New York around 1:30pm
Police were called to the address after a ‘foul order’ was reported in a sixth-floor home
Officials say ‘a large amount of blood’ was found on the premises.
‘This neighborhood is not the best neighborhood to be honest with you, but this is outrageous. Absolutely outrageous,’ neighbor Lindsey Vena said to ABC7. ‘It makes me scared to even be around here. I’m just sick.
‘This is scary. I live here with my family and it’s just kind of wicked knowing that there’s somebody doing something like this where you lay your head at night,’ she said.
Neighbor Kim Angeles told the Daily News: ‘The super found her body in suitcases.
‘This is scary to be dealing with. My two children live here. We shouldn’t have to be dealing with this.’