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.READ MORE: NYPD: 4 Suspects In Custody After 3 Subway Riders Slashed Within Minutes In Lower Manhattan
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.READ MORE: Long Island Hispanic Bar Association Organizes Free Prom Dress Boutique For Freeport High School Students
The medical examiner later determined Pellerano sustained multiple stab wounds to the body.MORE NEWS: Crucifix Toppled, American Flag Destroyed At Brooklyn Church