Seek Info, Leads In Woodside Killing
Hoping someone will come forward with a case-cracking tip, police released last Friday, Nov. 7, composite sketches of a 30-year-old man whose body parts were found strewn near railroad tracks in Woodside back in April.
The gruesome discovery was reportedly made at about 2:40 p.m. on Apr. 12 along the CSX freight rail line in the vicinity of 43rd Avenue and 74th Street.
According to law enforcement sources, a 36-year-old can collector was scouring the location for items when he discovered the victim’s skull inside a torn bag.
Police were notified, and members of the 110th Precinct Detective Squad-along with additional NYPD personnel- responded to the location. The officers began canvassing the nearby location for further clues and evidence.
In doing so, authorities said, they found additional body parts inside of bags scattered around the railroad right-of-way.
The parts were collected and transferred to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, which eventually determined they were of a 30-year-old man.
Information that the office provided to the NYPD were the basis of composite sketches that an artist made of what the man may have looked like.
Anyone with information regarding the victim’s identity or the homicide itself that could prove helpful is urged to call the 110th Precinct Detective Squad at 1-718-476-9303 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. Information may also be sent to Crime Stoppers via text message to 274637 (enter information, then the code TIP577) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
All calls and messages will be kept confidential.