Police, family ID man found dead in plastic bag in Manhattan apartment


(Getty Images)

HARLEM, Manhattan — Family members identified the man found dead inside of a plastic bag at a Manhattan apartment.

Daniel Wishaun Simons, 37, of Brooklyn, was found dead on April 23, and on Tuesday, his death was ruled a homicide.

Police said Friday Wishaun Simons was found inside of an apartment owned by a 75-year-old man; Simons did not live there.

Someone smelled a foul odor before finding the bag in the corner of the apartment beneath a comforter, according to police.

The victim was fully clothed with a stab wound to the chest.

Officers responded around 3 p.m to the residential building on Saint Nicholas Avenue, between West 148th and West 149th streets, April 23 after a 911 call, police said.

EMS also responded and pronounced the 37-year-old man dead.

No arrests had been made as of Friday.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Clarification: Police initially identified the victim with a different last name; family members said the victim is Daniel Wishaun Simons.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Manhattan Videos

Broadway tickets are back on sale

Cop fires gun when carjacking suspect rams police car on West Side Highway: NYPD

Police fire at suspect during West Side Highway traffic stop

Police-involved shooting shuts down West Side Highway in Midtown Manhattan

Broadway, more fans at baseball games part of NY reopen

Curtains set to rise on Broadway Sept. 14

More Manhattan

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

@PIX11News on Twitter