Two men arrested after body found

By John Tozzi

A 22-year-old woman was dead and two men were arrested, one on charges of armed robbery and another on drug possession, at the end of a string of events that began the morning of Dec. 27, when a man was carjacked at knifepoint a block from the Auburndale train station, according to police and witnesses.An older man parked his green Ford Windstar on 192nd Street at 39th Avenue around 8:30 a.m. that day and went into a nearby store for coffee. When he got back in the car a few minutes later, a man opened the door, pressed an 8-inch kitchen knife to his ribs and told him to get out, according to a complaint filed in Queens Criminal Court. A woman waiting nearby jumped in the car and the pair drove off, witnesses said.Police believe the man also snatched a purse at knifepoint an hour later in Flushing. No arrests were made, however, until two days later, when a 911 call about a possible drug overdose brought officers and medics to an upstairs apartment at 192-07 37th Ave., just blocks from the carjacking scene, police said.There officers found a 22-year-old woman dead. Police did not identify the woman. Outside the house, they noticed a green Windstar with Florida plates that matched the one from the carjacking. Officer John Reinle of the 111th Precinct Detective Squad arrested 37-year-old Glen Swade, who lived in the apartment and allegedly admitted to stealing the car, according to the complaint.Swade was charged with two counts of robbery, criminal possession of stolen property and unauthorized use of a vehicle in connection with the carjacking, according to the complaint. He was arraigned Dec. 31 and bail was set at $250,000, a spokeswoman for the Queens district attorney said.Another man who lived in the apartment, Brian Mooney, 48, was arrested after police found two crack pipes and an envelope of cocaine in plain view in his home, according to a complaint filed in Queens Criminal Court. He was charged with misdemeanor drug possession.Several neighbors said they suspected the people in the apartment were using or selling drugs and described a pattern of unusual activity, including strangers coming and going at odd times.A spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office said the preliminary autopsy on the 22-year-old woman was inconclusive and further tests were pending. A police spokesman said Friday evening that no criminality was suspected in the death.Attorneys for the two men charged could not be reached Tuesday.Reach reporter John Tozzi by e-mail at news@timesledger.com or by phone at 718-229-0300 Ext. 174.

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