PORT RICHMOND, Staten Island (PIX11) – A woman was found dead inside a “large bin” near the driveway of a Staten Island home Friday morning, police said.
Police responded to the home in Port Richmond on Heberton Avenue around 5:45 a.m. after a 911 call about the gruesome discovery, according to the NYPD.
The woman – possibly in her 30s – was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The medical examiner will determine her cause of death.
It appears the woman was attending a party when something went wrong, sources told PIX11 News.
“That is incredibly shocking and so horrifying. Right under our noses and own backyard,” said Edwin Roman, who lives in the house, which is a multi-family residence with at least eight apartments.
The landlord of the house told PIX11 News that the security system shows one of his tenants and another man moving what he believes was the bin with the body.
“From the video you can clearly see who’s on the tapes,” said the landlord, who wanted to remain anonymous. “Nobody should be treated like that ever. They threw her out like trash.”
The landlord described the tenant he saw on camera as always having issues.
“He’s been trouble,” the landlord said. “I’ve been trying to get him out of here for years.”
The man allegedly seen on camera was being questioned by police, but so far no charges have been filed.
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