A trove of records obtained by Bronx Justice News is shedding new light on a series of unsolved 2007 murders and abductions, revealing previously unknown details about detectives’ pursuit of the killer or killers, the lives of the victims, and security lapses at Town Center at Boca Raton mall in the lead-up to the abductions and murders.
The work of a Virginia-based DNA testing company could wind up putting New Yorkers behind bars, but its plans for genetic testing in the Empire State are being kept from the public—and even the state’s own forensic science commission.
A 40-year-old woman was found stabbed to death at her Bronx apartment Sunday with her children still inside the residence, authorities said.
Johanna Pagan-Alomar, 45, was initially charged with assault, harassment, and obstructing government administration for allegedly accosting NYPD Officer Theresa Lustica.
Victor Mateo, 63, was busted in Hazleton, Pennsylvania and expected to be charged with the murder of his Noelia Mateo, who suffered terminal injuries in the Oct. 3 attack on Ellsworth Avenue.
Randy Santos, 24, accused of bludgeoning four sleeping victims to death using a piece of heavy construction metal, lived in a vacant, three-story home at 691 East 183rd St. in the Bronx.
Rafael Hollis, 29, faces charges of murder, manslaughter, criminal possession of a weapon and acting in a manner injurious to a child after allegedly killing James Cubille.
Rafael Hollis, 29, allegedly killed James Cubille, 25, with a bullet to the chest, police said.
Police are searching for a man who ran over his ex-wife with a car before slashing her to death with a machete Thursday, authorities said.
Enilies Calix, 19, was attacked by her 23-year-old boyfriend as the couple argued around 1 p.m. Wednesday in the HELP USA Bronx Morris community shelter on East 171st Street in Claremont, according to the NYPD.