Police Identify Human Remains Found Behind Townhouse Complex on Staten Island; Two Men Arrested - NBC New York

Police Identify Human Remains Found Behind Townhouse Complex on Staten Island; Two Men Arrested

Police responded to the wooded area on Staten Island after getting a tip

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    2 Arrested in Killing of Neighbor Found in NYC Woods

    Two ex-convicts have been arrested in the discovery of a man's remains found on Staten Island Wednesday. Roseanne Colletti reports.

    (Published Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Two men were arrested after a body was found in a wooded area behind a townhouse complex on Staten Island Wednesday

    • Troy Williams and Steven Mazzelli were arrested and charge with murder, robbery and criminal possession of a weapon, the NYPD said

    • The human remains are those of 50-year-old Mandel Harvey, police said

    Two men were arrested after a body was found in a wooded area behind a townhouse complex on Staten Island Wednesday, police say. 

    Troy Williams, 33, and Steven Mazzelli, 27, both of Staten Island, were arrested and charge with murder, robbery and criminal possession of a weapon early Thursday morning, the NYPD said. 

    The human remains were determined to those of 50-year-old Mandel Harvey of Staten Island, police said. 

    A medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

    Police Work to Identify Remains Found in Staten Island

    [NY] Police Work to Identify Remains Found in Staten Island

    NYPD continues to work to identity the body was found in a wooded area behind a townhouse complex on Staten Island Wednesday. Tracie Strahan reports. 

    (Published Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019)

    Police began combing through the wooded path near Arthur Kill Road and Ilyssa Way in the Arden Heights section of the borough Wednesday afternoon after getting "a tip that aided officers in locating remains,” officials said. They soon found the human bones. 

    "Creepy," said neighbor Pablo Perez of Arden Heights. "It's super close to the house, in the summertime we are back there." 

    Ehmed Awwad said he saw investigators swarming the area when he went out to get his mail.

    "I saw people in the white uniforms to go search the woods," he said. "They just said it was an ongoing investigation." 

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