Bronx woman charged with concealment of human corpse after body found in garbage bag in apartment

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Friday, March 22, 2024
Bronx woman charged with concealment of human corpse after body found
Marcus Solis has more reaction from Mott Haven.

MOTT HAVEN, The Bronx (WABC) -- A Bronx woman has been charged after the body of a 70-year-old woman was found inside of a garbage bag in a Mott Haven apartment.

Inga Bearden, 53, was charged with concealment of a human corpse. She is a relative of the victim, authorities said.

Bearden and three other people were in police custody after officials made the gruesome discovery Thursday afternoon in an apartment building on the Grand Concourse. The other three people who were questioned are not being charged.

Authorities say the victim was visiting family from Georgia.

Her lifeless body was found in a garbage bag inside the apartment.

The woman has no visible signs of trauma and the medical examiner will determine the woman's cause of death.

A neighbor says she called for help when she knew someone was in danger.

"Like the way she was screaming ... something was wrong like someone was injured or dying so I feel like I had to call police," Alyssa Thurlby said. "I feel sorry for their family because that's not right."

The identity of this woman has not been released. An investigation is ongoing.


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