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Woman Charged After Body Found Wrapped in Plastic Bag on Roof of Bronx McDonald's: NYPD

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An 18-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with the murder of a man found dead on the roof of a McDonald's in the Bronx.

New York City police officers responded to the McDonald's on East 149th Street Wednesday morning for a call of an unconscious person on the roof of the restaurant.

Responding officers found a man, unconscious and unresponsive, wrapped in a plastic bag. The NYPD says he was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.

Two days later, officers arrested 18-year-old Ayame Stamoulis of Brooklyn and charged the woman with murder, the NYPD said Saturday. She was ordered jailed without bail after her arraignment Friday on charges including murder, tampering with evidence and concealing a corpse. She’s due back in court Aug. 17.

In charging documents, a police detective said Stamoulis and one of the accomplices moved victim Richard Hamlet’s dead body to the fast food joint’s roof after breaking into his apartment across the street and killing him there.

Det. Jeff Grater wrote that Stamoulis and the two men beat and choked Hamlet to death. The men then wrapped his dead body in plastic bags, Grater wrote. No other arrests have been made.

Attorney information for Stamoulis was not immediately known.

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