Body parts discovered at waste transfer station in Hunts Point

Body parts of an unidentified woman were found at the Metropolitan Transfer Station at 287 Halleck Street.
Community News Group / Steven Goodstein

A horrifying discovery was recently made in a Bronx waste transfer station last week.

On the morning of Tuesday, January 17, between 4 to 4:30 a.m., a worker operating a bulldozer at the Metropolitan Transfer Station, located at 287 Halleck Street, came across a torso and a leg of an adult female.

Police responded to the scene at about 4:42 a.m. on Tuesday, after receiving a 911 call for possible human remains found in a pile of garbage inside of the waste transfer station.

No arrests were made immediately following the body part findings. However, on Sunday, January 22, 40-year old Somorie Moses was arrested, believed to be connected to the dismembered person in Hunts Point.

Moses, a Erasmus Street resident in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, was charged with concealment of a human corpse, after police officers found other body parts, including a head, hands and feet inside his apartment on Sunday.

A registered sex offender, Moses was convicted for attempted promotion of and profiting from prostitution in 2006 and served three years in prison.

As of press time, the NYC of Chief Medical Examiner’s office was able to confirm that the first set of body part findings in Hunts Point were indeed connected to the other body parts in Moses’ apartment.

They also confirmed that the cause of the woman’s death is multiple blunt force injuries, including skull fractures. The manner of death was ruled as a homicide, after investigation.

The chief medical examiner’s office was also able to identify the woman, but referred the request to the police, who did not yet have the authority to release the name of the individual.

Workers at Metropolitan Transfer Station in Hunts Point declined to comment on the incident.

More from Around NYC

>