Police look for man caught wheeling dead body in Staten Island - Metro US

Police look for man caught wheeling dead body in Staten Island

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The NYPD is looking for a 31-year-old man who they say was caught wheeling a dead body around in Staten Island early Friday morning.

On May 20 at 7:10 a.m. police responded to a call of an individual wheeling a body on a metal cart in front of 42 Post Lane, according to authorities.

When police arrived they saw the man – later identified as Anthony Lopez — who then took off running and left the body of an unconscious and unresponsive woman on the metal dolly, cops said.

Emergency personnel pronounced the women dead at the scene.

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The medical examiner will determine the cause of death and the identification of the woman is pending proper family notification.

Police have released a mug shot of Lopez – taken after an April fare evasion incident in Brooklyn – in hopes of locating him for questioning in connection to the “suspicious” incident.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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