Cops: Suspect Arrested In Death Of Harlem Woman Found Inside Drum

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.



Comments are closed.

More From CBS New York

Get Our Morning Briefs

Listen Live