Michelle Kim

Bag of Human Remains Found by Bank Dumpsters in Yonkers Identified

What to Know

  • Police say a duffel bag of human remains was discovered by the dumpsters outside a bank in Yonkers Monday
  • A worker at the bank had called in a suspicious bag to 911
  • The medical examiner will analyze the remains

The dead body found stuffed in a duffel bag and dumped by a Westchester bank was a Virginia man, police say.

A worker at the Wells Fargo bank on Odell Avenue in Yonkers called police Monday to report a suspicious bag sitting near some dumpsters by the bank, less than 100 yards from a busy CVS. 

On Wednesday, police revealed that the person stuffed in the bag was a black male who had died of multiple, severe stabwounds to his back, torso, neck and head which had apparently killed him. 

The victim has been identified as Deshawn Cortez-Seaborne, a 24-year-old resident of Portsmouth, Virginia.

"It's really chilling," said Yonkers resident Tiffany McRae said of the discovery. "That's extreme, and makes you feel a little unsafe." 

Investigators are actively following up leads to identify who killed Cortez-Seaborne and where. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Yonkers Police Detective Division at (914) 377-7724.

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