NY police: 2 charged in death of Virginia man

Published 12-18-2018

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YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a Virginia man whose body was found in a duffel bag in a New York City suburb.

Police said Tuesday that 48-year-old Christopher Myrie and 29-year-old Jonisha Graham, both of New York City, have been charged with concealment of a human corpse. It wasn't clear if both had lawyers who could provide comment.

Authorities say 24-year-old Deshawn Cortez-Seaborne of Portsmouth, Virginia was fatally stabbed in the Bronx borough of New York City. His remains were found next to a dumpster on Nov. 19 in Yonkers, New York.

So far, no one has been charged with his murder.

The investigation continues.

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This story corrects last name of victim to Cortez-Seaborne, per new information from police.

This story corrects last name of victim to Cortez-Seaborne, per new information from police.

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