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Body in barrel was murder victim, medical examiner rules

Wednesday, March 06, 2013
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New information about a body found stuffed in a barrel in an apartment in Harlem.

Police have identified the victim and ruled the death a homicide.

The body was found in a 55-gallon drum after a woman complained about a foul odor in her grandson's bedroom.

The victim, repeatedly stabbed turned out to be her grandson's girlfriend 19 year-old Francis Pellerano.

The boyfriend is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.


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