Police officers identified a grisly scene exterior a Brooklyn pawnshop early Thursday after a 911 caller discovered a woman’s dismembered torso that experienced been stuffed into a shopping cart.
The unidentified physique experienced been placed in a large bag that was within the procuring cart, the police stated. It was identified in a generally industrial area of East New York, Brooklyn, in close proximity to Broadway Junction, where by roadways and elevated subway strains crisscross storefronts and warehouses close to a parkway entrance.
The police launched couple particulars, other than to say that the investigation was ongoing and that the professional medical examiner would figure out the induce of death.
Yellow police tape surrounded the pawnshop — its steel shutters down — at the northwest corner of Pennsylvania and Atlantic Avenues on Thursday, with detectives and uniformed officers milling within the cordon, denying consumers entry to a little development offer shop on Atlantic Avenue that was also guiding the tape.
“I recognize there was a horrible incident,” said the building store’s owner, Sung Hong, as he stepped outdoors to survey the scene.
Mr. Hong, 64, stated an staff experienced referred to as at about 7 a.m. to say law enforcement would not permit him open up the keep. He said he arrived at the store an hour later on from his residence on Prolonged Island, and it took a further fifty percent-hour of pleading with officers to be authorized within.
A native of South Korea who has lived in New York for 36 yrs and has operated what he referred to as “a mother-and-pop store” for five, Mr. Hong claimed the information extra to his anxieties about criminal offense in New York, which he reported had been now heightened by a string of violent assaults towards individuals of Asian backgrounds like himself.
“It’s receiving even worse and even worse,” he reported, musing aloud that the Covid pandemic was contributing to an improve in violent criminal offense. “I really don’t know what is going on. It is like people today have grow to be insane.”
Law enforcement experienced also taped off two a lot more locations of sidewalk along Pennsylvania Avenue, a single north of the intersection and a person south, but by late early morning only the intersection in the vicinity of the pawnshop remained off boundaries.