Man turns himself in, admits to killing girlfriend in Bronx apartment: police

MORRIS HEIGHTS, the Bronx — A man was taken into custody after he confessed to killing his girlfriend in her Bronx apartment, police said.

Angel Esteban Feliz-Rodriguez faces charges of murder and manslaughter for the death of his girlfriend, Indira Rameriz-Rivera .

The 23-year-old walked into the 48th precinct and confessed to strangling his girlfriend, police said. He led investigators to the apartment, according to sources.

Angel Esteban Feliz Rodriguez seen in court on Thursday, April 11, is accused of killing Indira Ramirez Rivera on Wednesday in the Bronx. (Tomas E. Gaston/Pool)

Police performed the wellness check around 6:30 p.m. and discovered 21-year-old Rameriz-Rivera unconscious and unresponsive in the basement of her apartment building, located at 1628 Nelson Ave, in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx, according to authorities.

Police said Rameriz-Rivera had apparent trauma to her neck.

EMS responded and pronounced the woman dead on the scene, according to police.

Authorities said the medical examiner will determine the cause of death and the investigation is ongoing.

According to police, Feliz-Rodriguez had no prior arrests.

Correction: This story has been updated with Feliz-Rodriguez's correct age. Police initially reported he was 24.

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