NEW YORK — Police nailed a man on murder charges in a 13-year-old girl’s death more than two decades after her body was found in a Bronx dumpster, officials said Monday.
Minerliz Soriano went missing from her Pelham Parkway home on Feb. 24, 1999, an NYPD spokesman said. Her body was found bound and in a plastic bag inside a dumpster on Bartow Avenue on Feb. 28, 1999.
Police arrested 49-year-old New Rochelle man Joseph Martinez on murder charges.
DNA evidence led to his arrest.