Published On: Fri, Mar 8th, 2013

Francis Alfonso Pellerano identified as body found in 55 gallon drum in NY apartment

A body found stuffed inside a 55-gallon drum in a New York apartment has been identified as a young woman who had recently moved there from Providence.

Francis Alfonso Pellerano

Francis Alfonso Pellerano

Francis Alfonso Pellerano, age 19, was found last weekend but police released her name on Friday. Pellerano had studied at the Rhode Island School for the Deaf before moving to New York last fall to be closer to a boyfriend.

Police arrived at the Harlem apartment last Saturday to investigate a report of a foul odor.

The Medical Examiner reports that Pellerano sustained multiple stab wounds.

There have been no arrests, but police say a person of interest was undergoing psychiatric evaluation.


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