NEW YORK (CBS 2) — The NYPD announced late Monday night it had arrested a man for the murder of a woman whose body was found in a suitcase.
Investigators said a surveillance video captures the suspect, 55-year-old Hassan Malik, wheeling the suitcase in East Harlem, near the famed eatery Rao’s.READ MORE: Police: Car Stolen From Chick-Fil-A Parking Lot In Suffolk County
The suitcase was found dumped, on East 114th Street last week. Inside was the body of 28-year-old Betty Williams. She had been strangled.READ MORE: New York City To Hold 'Hometown Heroes' Ticker Tape Parade For Health Care Workers, First Responders, Essential Workers July 7
Police said Williams had a history of drug arrests and suspect she was killed because of a drug deal that went wrong.
Earlier Monday, CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman had reported the NYPD had picked up a “person of interest” in the murder of Williams and were questioning him.MORE NEWS: Shocking Video: Masked Cyclist Stabs Delivery Worker In The Back With Large Knife In Woodhaven
Guzman also reported the police later released a second video, but sources said the man in that video is not the man who has since been charged.