Man arrested after decomposed body found in Bronx apartment

9 month ago

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A 37-year-old Bronx man was arrested Saturday after the body of a man wrapped in duct tape was found inside his apartment on September 15, according to police.

Charles Votaw is facing several charges including assault and concealment of a human body in connection to the horrifying crime.

At around 5 p.m., officers found the dead man slashed in the chest and wrists with a bound wrapped from his hands to his ankles inside the suspect's apartment located at Creston Ave. near Field Place.

Neighbors notified police after they smelled a foul odor coming from Votaw's home.

His neighbor, Maria Jimenez told reporters the odor "was a stench like something had died, but I thought it was very bad garbage."