Boyfriend charged after body found wrapped in plastic

June 29, 2011 4:47:26 AM PDT
Charges have been filed in the case of a woman's body that was found wrapped in plastic on the Lower East Side.

Police say they discovered the body of 49-year-old Felicia Cruz Tuesday afternoon inside her boyfriend's Stanton Street apartment.

Authorities were called after she didn't show up for her job as a home health aide.

Her boyfriend, 58-year-old Miguel Pena, is now charged with her murder.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

Neighbors say Cruz had two kids.