A man has been arrested after a woman’s head, hands and feet were found in his freezer.
Somorie Moses, a registered sex offender, was arrested 12:15 a.m. Sunday. According to the New York Post, investigators believe that the 40-year-old man is behind the murder and dismembering of an unidentified woman found at a Bronx waste transfer station. The chilling discovery was made five days ago after a worker operating a payloader came across a leg without a foot and a torso among the trash.
Detectives sieving through the garbage with sniffer dogs later discovered two arms without hands. Cops had examined surveillance footage, scrutinized cell phones records and identified Moses as a person of interest. When police visited his house in the early hours of Sunday, they found additional body parts of the female victim crammed in his freezer.
The woman is still yet to be identified. Additionally, the official cause of death is yet to be released by the Medical Examiner’ Office. Moses, a registered Level 2 sex offender, has since been charged with the concealment of a human corpse and for tampering with evidence.
The 40-year-old man was arraigned in a Supreme Court Sunday. Moses, who wore blue scrubs, maintained a blank stare all through court proceedings and said nothing. Judge Linda Poust Lopez instructed that he be held without bail after Bronx District Attorney Jennifer Gray stated that he was a flight risk after he tried to escape as he was brought into the court.
“He has every reason to flee at this time. The defendant attempted to flee outside a rear door. He knocked over a police officer trying to flee.”
In 2003, Moses was arrested for a non-fatal shooting. In 2006, he was convicted for prostituting a girl under 16 for sex. He spent more than three years in prison for his crime and was registered as a sex offender. The 40-year-old man has also been charged with possession of a weapon. Prosecutors are confident that Somorie Moses will be charged with more severe crimes once an autopsy has been concluded.