Nisaa Walcott was a 35 years old beautician; her body was found Friday afternoon in a plastic container across the street from a Bronx storage facility.
Cops made the gruesome discovery just before 2 p.m. in the Highbridge section, four blocks away from Yankee Stadium.
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According to WABC, a passerby found the body who had noticed a dresser sitting on the curb and came back hours later to pick it up.
He told investigators that the plastic storage container had not been there when he originally saw the dresser. He called the police because he saw a human foot sticking out of the container and noticed a foul odour.
Norma Menedez, who had known Walcott for 15 years and owned the shop where she worked, was shocked, the Daily News said.
“This is something you read about on the milk carton or watch on SVU,” she said. “This is not reality. She had a family who loves her.”
An autopsy has been scheduled to determine how Walcott died. Police did not say how long they believed she had been dead, although a relative reported missing on Thursday, saying she’d last been seen on February 16.
Bernadette Butler Colon, Walcott’s aunt, posted on Friday, saying that Walcott was the mother of a “beloved son.”