A man wanted in connection to his girlfriend's murder after her decomposing body was found in the trunk of a car on a Queens street last week has been apprehended in Virginia, police announced Friday.
Cops discovered the body of 28-year-old Angie Escobar at about 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 after receiving a call of a suspicious vehicle parked near 22nd Avenue and Murray Street in Whitestone, authorities said. A “foul odor" emanating from the trunk led them to the body, which had stab wounds to the torso.
Officials later identified the victim as Escobar of Queens Village, who had been missing since the night of Sept. 4. The car where her body was found belonged to her father, police said.
Luis Zambrano, Escobar’s 30-year-old boyfriend, was last seen driving the vehicle, which was discovered not far from his home.
Zambrano was nabbed a week after police went looking for him, in Daleville, Virginia at about 2 p.m. on Friday. The NYPD did not immediately provide further details.