Police charged two homeless men with second-degree murder on Sunday after discovering a woman’s corpse in Lower Manhattan’s abandoned Fulton Fish Market building, the New York Post reported.
Police tracked down Austin Boehm, 25, and Christian Mercado, 20, after a 911 caller said his friend had showed him the corpse of 19-year-old Rosalee Sanchez in the warehouse, the New York Post reported. Boehm confessed on Saturday after trying to admit himself into psychiatric care at Bellevue Hospital, according to the Post.
Homeless teen found dead and wrapped in plastic in abandoned Fulton Fish Market building in Manhattan.https://t.co/sZDQiwbDV0
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The victim’s boyfriend and a friend discovered her body wrapped in plastic on the 95 South St. second-floor staircase on Saturday morning, police told the New York Post. Paramedics pronounced Sanchez dead at the scene, police told Fox 5 NY.
Police reportedly said Sanchez’s boyfriend was not considered a suspect as of Saturday.
Homeless people have resided in the abandoned warehouse ever since the fish market moved to the Bronx in 2005, locals told the New York Post. (RELATED: Thousands Of Complaints About New York City Homeless Population Left Unanswered After $1 Billion NYPD Funding Cut)