Bronx Woman Charged With Concealment of Corpse


Maeve Bidonde, Staff Writer

Last month, four people were taken into custody for questioning. This comes not long after a body was discovered in a trash bag inside a luxury apartment building in the Bronx in New York City. The victim was a 70-year-old woman from Georgia. Her name hasn’t been released to the public. At the time of the victim’s death, she was staying with relatives in the apartment. Out of the four relatives brought in for questioning, one of them wasn’t released. The one that was kept was 53-year-old Inga Bearden, who’s being charged with body concealment. 

The victim was discovered by her daughter-in-law, who’s mother is a tenant at the apartment. As of now the cause of death has not been determined and authorities are still waiting on the autopsy results. One of the four residents questioned believes the victim died from a drug overdose. However, there were no signs of drug use in the apartment.“The discovery comes just days after another woman, 52-year-old Nadia Vitel, was found stuffed inside a duffel bag in her apartment in the Kips Bay neighborhood,” all according to Fox News. “Two squatters were arrested in Pennsylvania after leaving New York in Vitel’s stolen SUV and crashing it.” 

“It kind of spooked me out because I don’t even know what’s going on,’’ said Temi Cruz with the New York Daily News. “And it’s just me here with my son. I didn’t hear anything. So it’s kind of scary. Really scary.’’ Another tenant named Juan Menton said he had seen the woman before in the building prior to her death. Menton recalled her being fine before her death. But he also said activity in the building often attracts police. 

According to NBC New York, “Officers received a call just before 2 p.m. Thursday for a wellness check at a building on Grand Concourse near East 140th Street in the Mott Haven neighborhood. That’s where the woman was found unconscious and unresponsive,” the police had addressed. “It also remains unclear how long the victim was staying for in the apartment when she died. Right now there are a lot of unanswered questions that many hope are answered sooner rather than later.”

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