Suspect Arrested in 2010 Dismemberment of Man Who Was Left to Burn in Shopping Cart

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.

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