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Archive for Sunday, July 12, 2009

Body found in building may be missing woman

July 12, 2009

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— A female body was found stuffed inside an air-conditioning duct Saturday in a Manhattan skyscraper where a cleaning woman disappeared four days ago.

Police discovered the corpse, hidden in a utility room duct, just before 9 a.m. as they began searching the 26-story tower for 46-year-old Eridania Rodriguez.

The remains had not been officially identified as of late Saturday, but police spokesman Paul Browne said investigators presumed the body was that of Rodriguez, who had been missing since Tuesday night.

A medical examiner was on the scene trying to confirm the find and determine how the woman died. Authorities believe she was murdered but haven’t identified a suspect. They have questioned some people who work in the building.

“We just want answers,” Rodriguez’ brother, professional bodybuilder Victor Martinez, told WNYW-TV.

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