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.