The storage bin was found on Friday on University Ave. in Melrose. A human foot was protruding from the container - along with a foul odor.
On Saturday, police arrested 21-year-old Khalid Barrow.
He was arraigned Sunday morning on charges including second degree murder and three counts of concealment of a human corpse.
Neighbor Stephanie Nunez's stepfather had just parked his car next to the bin moments before the gruesome discovery.
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"He just got out of the car and didn't notice anything," Nunez said.
When neighbors learned the body was of a woman, concerns sank in quickly.
"It was a woman found, decomposed. I am a woman - a single, Black woman at that, and I have children. This is crazy," said one neighbor named Deedee.
Police later identified the victim as 35-year-old Nisaa Walcott.
Neighbors say it is common for people at that storage facility to dump their garbage on the curb - now, after this discovery, they want that dumping to stop.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
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