September 7, By Tara Law
The NYPD is trying to identity a man–with the help of new technology–whose dismembered body was dumped in different parts of Brooklyn by his killers in July 2005.
The police have reconstructed images of the victim’s face using a process known as phenotyping, which enables investigators to estimate a victim’s appearance from DNA.
The victim’s torso was found on July 26, 2005 by an employee at the Cooper Transfer Facility, located at 222 Maspeth Avenue in East Williamsburg. Police believe that the man was murdered and his torso put in a dumpster at 128 Gates Avenue in Clinton Hill and then moved to the transfer facility. On July 30, 2005, a human skull—belonging to the same victim– was found in a garden at 359 Stuyvesant Avenue in Brooklyn.
The victim is believed to have been black or Hispanic, between 17 and 23 years old, 5 foot 5 inches to 6 foot tall and 130 to 200 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)