Woman Found Dead in Trash Can Was Strangled: Authorities

By Kevin Deutsch
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The death of a woman found dumped in a garbage can in Tremont last week has been ruled a strangulation, and the victim identified as a 38-year-old Manhattan resident, authorities said.

Becky Crown, who lived on the Upper West Side, was found partially nude with traumatic injuries, her corpse left inside a residential garbage can behind 4464 Park Ave., according to police.

The NYPD said they got a call about 8:30 a.m. on April 20 reporting an unconscious adult female. Officers arrived to find the then-unidentified woman dead, stripped of her pants and underwear, and discarded with residents’ trash.

The city medical examiner conducted an autopsy and ruled Crown’s death a homicide—the result of compression of her neck and chest, authorities said.

No arrests had been announced as of Tuesday morning. Anyone with information is asked to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

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Kevin Deutsch is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering the criminal justice system, drugs, and DNA use by law enforcement. An award-winning journalist, Deutsch is the author of the true crime books "Pill City" and "The Triangle." He has worked on staff at the Daily News, Miami Herald, Newsday, The Palm Beach Post, and The Riverdale Press. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Forward, The Independent, Huffington Post, Orlando Sentinel, and the New York Post, among other publications. His numerous television appearances include spots on CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN's BookTV. He has also been featured in The New Yorker. A Bronx resident, Deutsch hosts the true crime podcast "A Dark Turn" on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.