A convicted sex offender has been arrested in connection with the discovery of human remains at a waste transfer station after a human head and other body parts were found in his freezer. Last week, a woman’s torso, leg and arms were found in the garbage at a Bronx waste transfer station. Surveillance footage and cellphone records led police to the Brooklyn apartment of Somorie Moses, 40. Inside his icebox they found a woman’s head, hands and feet, assumed to be the missing pieces of the unidentified murder victim.
Moses has an extensive arrest record and served three years in prison following a 2006 conviction for raping and forcing a girl under the age of 16 into prostitution. He is a registered Level 2 Sex Offender, a fact that was unknown to his neighbors in the building where he lived. Neighbor Veronica Carr told NBC Channel 4 New York: "To find out somebody like that lived in this building - my grandkids play in this hallway and that upsets me." After hearing about the arrest and the gruesome discovery in his freezer, next-door neighbor Frank Vassel told CBS2 that Moses is “a monster.”
After the initial discovery of the woman’s body parts, investigators tracked the route of the truck as it picked up garbage around New York City’s five boroughs. They say Moses was seen throwing black garbage bags into the back of the truck 90 minutes before it made its stop in The Bronx. While enacting a search warrant at Moses’ apartment, NYPD detectives found multiple pieces of corroborating evidence, including forensic evidence. The medical examiner has yet to determine the cause of death and will run DNA tests to determine whom the body parts belong to. Moses was taken into custody at the scene and charged with concealment of a human corpse and tampering of evidence. Further charges could be upgraded pending autopsy results.
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