Arrest made after woman found dead in bin in driveway of Staten Island home

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Monday, October 24, 2022
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A man was arrested in connection with a body found in a bin in the driveway of a Staten Island home and now police are looking for a second suspect.

PORT RICHMOND, Staten Island (WABC) -- A man was arrested in connection with a body found in a large bin in the driveway of a Staten Island home and now police are looking for a second suspect.

Surveillance video showed two men exit an apartment on Herberton Avenue with the body of 26-year-old Lahuma Payton.

One of the suspects can be seen dragging the victim to the driveway and leaving her partially in a plastic bin on the driveway of a house.

Police charged 56-year-old Glen Brancato with concealment of a human corpse and criminal tampering. Brancato was arraigned Saturday and released without bail. He has 33 prior arrests, mostly for drugs.

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Investigators said it appeared the victim was dumped there after an apparent drug overdose.

A man living in the house said he heard some banging sounds around 5 a.m. after what was an all-night party in a nearby apartment.

Police say the woman was found partially clothed and wrapped in a blanket and, initially, there appear to be no signs of trauma.

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