Suspect arrested after body found in container in Brooklyn

April 20, 2014 1:36:43 PM PDT
Police have arrested a suspect after they found a man dead inside a plastic container in a building on the 1500 block of 54th Street in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon.

24-year-old Joshua Simser of Brooklyn was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Murder.

On Saturday, around 12:30 p.m., NYPD officers responded to a report of a deceased person inside the building and found the unidentified man inside a storage container. He was unresponsive, and emergency workers later pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police do not yet have a cause of death and the investigation is ongoing.

Police have not identified the victim and it is unclear how long his remains were in the home.

A woman outside the crime scene Saturday afternoon said she used to live with the victim. She said he was 38 and had a 7-year-old son.

A few people said the man had been well-known in the neighborhood.