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2 Men Sought In Murder Of Floral Designer Found Dead In Chelsea Apartment

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Edwin Faulkner, Juan Carlos Martinez Herrera (credit: DCPI)

Edwin Faulkner, Juan Carlos Martinez Herrera (credit: DCPI)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are looking for two men wanted in connection with the death of a floral designer who was found bound and gagged in his Chelsea apartment.

Police said Monday they were looking for 30-year-old Edwin Faulkner and 26-year-old Juan Carlos Martinez-Herrera. No other details were given.

John Robert Laubach, 57, was discovered dead in his bed just before 8 p.m. on March 2 inside his fourth floor apartment on West 22nd Street. Investigators said he was naked, gagged with a towel around his head and with hands bound with duct tape.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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