By Robert Pozarycki
Detectives have booked a Bronx man on murder charges in the death of his alleged girlfriend whose rotting body was found in her apartment last month.
Anthony Portis, 30, was booked on May 7 on murder, manslaughter and weapons possession counts for the April 11 death of Dominique Ben-David.
Cops found Ben-David’s decomposing body lying face down in the bedroom of her apartment on East 187th Street near Belmont Avenue, in Bronx’s Little Italy, at 1:55 a.m. on April 11.
Officers had been called to the residence on an unrelated matter, and residents informed them of a foul odor coming from the victim’s home.
The Medical Examiner has yet to determine a cause of death, police sources said.
The New York Daily News reported that Portis had been arrested on April 10 for violating a court order of protection after previously assaulting Ben-David. He was later released without bail, but later re-arrested for skipping out on a sentencing hearing in Queens for a 2018 robbery conviction.
Portis was booked Thursday while in custody at the Metropolitan Detention Center as a result of the 48th Precinct Detective Squad’s murder investigation.
This story first appeared on amNY.com