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Bronx Man Indicted Months After Bad Smell Leads Cops to Woman's Body in Apartment

The victim, 32-year-old Cindi Olivo, apparently died of a stab wound to the neck; her body may have been in the apartment for a month after

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    Bronx Man Indicted Months After Bad Smell Leads Cops to Woman's Body in Apartment

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    • A Bronx man has been indicted in the deadly stabbing of his girlfriend, whose decomposed body was found in their home in mid-July

    • Cops responding to a 911 call about a bad smell made the grisly discovery in the couple's bedroom; the boyfriend was arrested Tuesday

    • The victim, 32-year-old Cindi Olivo, apparently died of a stab wound to the neck; her body may have been in the apartment for a month after

    A Bronx man has been indicted on murder and manslaughter charges in the stabbing death of a 33-year-old woman who was found dead in her apartment after police responded to neighbors' reports of a bad smell over the summer. 

    Cindi Olivo, 32, was found in her apartment on University Avenue in Fordham Manor on July 12 after neighbors called 911 to report the odor. Authorities say her boyfriend, 49-year-old Luis Severino, stabbed her in the neck, killing her. 

    Her body was so decomposed it's not clear when she died, but prosecutors say it's believed she was killed at some point in the month before she was found. Her body was found in the bedroom she shared with Severino, who was arrested Tuesday.

    Severino was arraigned Tuesday, then turned over to federal custody, where he was being held on an unrelated matter. He's due back in court later this month. 

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    Information on a possible attorney for him wasn't immediately available. 

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