What to Know
The remains of Donnell Harris were found in a shopping cart on a Bronx street on Sept. 1, 2010
His slaying had gone unsolved for seven years, until the NYPD announced an arrest Wednesday
Joseph Denfield, 26, of Manhattan, faces murder and other charges
A 26-year-old Manhattan man has been arrested in the cold case slaying of a Bronx man whose dismembered body was found burning in a shopping cart on the street seven years ago.
Joseph Denfield faces charges of murder and manslaughter in the killing of 25-year-old Donnell Harris, police said Wednesday.
Police say they found the Harris' remains after being called to a small rubbish fire in a shopping cart on a street in the Bronx on Sept. 1, 2010. After the flames were doused, officers found body parts inside a bag.
A medical examiner later determined them to be the remains of Harris.
It wasn't clear what led authorities to Denfield as a suspect. It also wasn't known if Denfield had retained an attorney.