NYPD captures man seen leaving woman's corpse on lawn

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Posted: May 21, 2016 8:48 PM
NYPD captures man seen leaving woman's corpse on lawn

NEW YORK (AP) — Police have captured a man they say was seen wheeling a woman's dead body on a dolly and leaving it on the front lawn of a New York City home.

Thirty-one-year-old Anthony Lopez was arrested Saturday on murder and concealing a human corpse charges.

The New York Police Department says Lopez fled Friday morning after an off-duty detective saw him wheeling the corpse, covered with a sheet, on Staten Island and tried to question him.

Police say that officers, acting on a tip, located Lopez in Manhattan and arrested him after a brief foot chase. They say he'd shaved his head.

The medical examiner will determine what caused the death of 26-year-old Aduba Obiamaka, who police believe was Lopez's wife.

It wasn't immediately known if Lopez has a lawyer.