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Boyfriend Convicted in Strangling Death of Woman Whose Body Was Found Dragged and Dumped in Bronx Park

The victim, a 27-year-old mother of two, was reported missing on Aug. 23, 2016, from her Mount Vernon home

What to Know

  • Jason Myers, 33, has been found guilty of killing Ashley McDuffie and dumping her body in a New York City park in August 2016
  • Her family members told News 4 at the time they believe he strangled her because she was pregnant
  • Her body had been dragged and dumped in Seton Falls Park in the Bronx; Myers confessed to police in the days afterward

A New York man has been convicted of killing his girlfriend and dumping her body in a wooded area of the a Bronx park last summer. 

Jason Myers,  33, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty Wednesday of second-degree manslaughter and concealment of a human corpse in the death of Ashley McDuffie, a 27-year-old mother of two, the Westchester district attorney's office said. 

McDuffie was reported missing on Aug. 23, 2016, and three days later, Myers went to police in a meeting arranged by his lawyer to confess he'd killed her, the district attorney's office said.

The NYPD found her body wrapped in plastic bags and a comforter near Seton Falls Park by East 233rd Street and Monticello Avenue in August of 2016. It had been dumped over a guardrail, dragged down a hill and hidden behind a tree limb and large rock, prosecutors say.

McDuffie's family told News 4 at the time they believe he killed her because she was pregnant again. 

Myers is set to be sentenced on Dec. 14, and faces up to 15 years in prison. 

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