Police say they've made an arrest in the killing of a woman found mutilated inside a Queens park in October.
Christopher Sobers, 25, of Brooklyn, has been arrested on murder and robbery charges in the death of 28-year-old Qing Qing Kiemde, whose body was discovered inside Kissena Park in Flushing the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 11.
Police said Sobers and Kiemde were believed to be acquaintances but it's not clear how they knew each other. Sobers said nothing to reporters as he was led from the 109th Precinct stationhouse in Queens Monday night.
Sobers was arraigned Tuesday and returned to jail; he's next scheduled to appear in court Jan. 29.
Kiemde was found mutilated with slash wounds to her neck and abdomen, police said. A homeless man found her body in the park near Colden Street and Laburnum Avenue, and emergency responders pronounced her dead at the scene.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a press release Tuesday the crime scene was "horrific" and that "the victim was brutally killed and her bloody body mutilated and disemboweled."
Kiemde, who worked in a nearby bakery and lived in Elmhurst with her family after getting divorced six months prior, had last been seen by her father the morning before, officials said. The father told detectives at the time it was not unusual for Kiemde to travel for several days at a time before returning home.