Death of 15-Year-Old Girl in the Bronx Ruled a Homicide

Family members say the man being questioned is a relative of the girl's stepmother

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    A 36-year-old man is being questioned in connection with the death of a girl found inside a Bronx apartment building early Friday morning. Checkey Beckford has more.

    The death of a 15-year-old girl in the Bronx Friday has been ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner's office.

    Authorities say Destiny Sanchez was smothered to death. Her body was found with a compression to the neck and stomach inside the lobby of 640 Barretto St. in Hunts Point.

    Police Question Man in Connection with Death of 15-Year-Old Girl in the Bronx

    [NY] Police Question Man in Connection with Death of 15-Year-Old Girl in the Bronx
    A 36-year-old man is being questioned in connection with the death of a girl found inside a Bronx apartment building early Friday morning. Checkey Beckford has more.

    A source told NBC 4 New York that police found bleach on Sanchez's body, but they did not know where it came from.

    A 24-year-old man who was being questioned in connection with Sanchez's death was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child, according to police. Officials say he served Sanchez alcohol.

    Family members say that man, who has not been identified, is a relative of the girl's stepmother amnd lives on the second floor of the apartment building where Sanchez was found.

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