Investigators say the man first noticed the dresser around 11 a.m. Friday on University Avenue in Melrose. When he returned to pick him up three hours later, he noticed a box next to him that had not been there before. Even more surprising was the fact that a human foot was sticking out of the container, along with an unpleasant odor.
Neighbor Stephanie Nunez’s stepfather had just parked his car next to a dresser minutes before the horrific opening.
“He just got out of the car and didn’t notice anything,” Nunez said.
When neighbors learned the woman’s body, anxiety quickly rolled.
“It was a woman found, decomposed. I’m a single woman, a black woman, and I have children. It’s crazy,” said a neighbor named Didi.
Neighbors say people in this repository usually throw garbage on the sidelines – now, after this discovery, they want the landfill to stop.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the New York City Police Crime Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
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