Body of 400-lb Man Found Inside Bag

Police discover decomposing body inside kitchen closet

Monday, Mar 21, 2011  |  Updated 11:56 AM EDT
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Body of 400-lb Man Found Inside Bag

The decomposing body of an obese murder victim was found stuffed inside a laundry bag in his Bronx apartment Saturday, police said.

The Medical Examiner Monday ruled Angel Rondon's death a homicide.  An autopsy found that the 52-year-old had died from massive "blunt impact" to his head and several skull fractures.

Neighbors told the Daily News that Rondon weighed about 400 pounds and was suspected of selling drugs from his sixth floor apartment at the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Houses in Soundview.

Police responding to another call Saturday noticed a putrid smell outside the apartment. Inside they found his body wrapped in a blood-drenched laundry bag placed in a kitchen closet.

It’s believed that Rondon was slain several days ago.

Residents and visitors said they were shocked.

“It’s just sad,” said Alisha Ormond of Stony Point in upstate New York.  She was visiting her mother, who lives at the complex.

“Times are rough now and people just don’t care about life,” Ormond said.
 

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