NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police have arrested a man in connection with the death of a 19-year-old woman whose body was found stuffed in a drum inside her Harlem apartment.
Bismark Lithgow, 24, was arrested Thursday and charged with second-degree murder, police said.
On March 2, police were called to investigate a report of a foul odor at a Seventh Avenue apartment building. When officers arrived, the found the body of Francis Angelica Alfonso Pellerano inside a 55-gallon container, police said.
The medical examiner later determined Pellerano sustained multiple stab wounds to the body.