New Details Emerge in Missing Brooklyn Woman's Body Parts Mystery - NBC New York

New Details Emerge in Missing Brooklyn Woman's Body Parts Mystery

Brandy Odom, 26, had been strangled; her body was found in a wooded area of Canarsie Park

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    New Details Emerge in Woman's Body Parts Mystery

    New details are emerging about the woman whose torso, leg and other body parts have turned up inside a Brooklyn park. Erica Byfield reports.

    (Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018)

    What to Know

    • The death of a 26-year-old woman whose dismembered remains were found in an NYC park in April has been ruled a homicide

    • A dog walker first found the torso face down, covered in leaves, in a wooded part of Canarsie Park April 9; then more remains were found

    • No arrests have been made in the case, and police say their investigation is ongoing

    The medical examiner's office has ruled the death of a woman whose torso, leg and other body parts turned up inside a Brooklyn park more than two months ago as a homicide, and authorities tell News 4 she was strangled. 

    Police said Thursday there have been no arrests in the case of 26-year-old Brandy Odom, who had been missing for months before her dismembered remains were found in a wooded area of Canarsie Park on April 9.

    Odom's mother was the one who helped cops identify the body -- she thought the remaims may have been hers so called up the precinct and told investigators her daughter had a tattoo -- the word "chocolate" above her left breast. Detectives gave Odom's mother a photo and she made a positive ID.

    Meanwhile, the circumstances surrounding Odom's death remain a mystery.

    It started with the discovery of a woman's torso. The torso, discovered by a woman walking her dog, had been found face down, covered in leaves but not buried, law enforcement sources say. Investigators later found a leg, then several bags containing body parts. Police would not say what kind of body parts were inside the bags, but cops said they were all the same person. 

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