NEW YORK (AP) — An 18-year-old woman has been arrested and two alleged accomplices remain at large in the death of a man whose body was found wrapped in plastic bags on the roof of a Bronx McDonald’s, police said.
Ayame Stamoulis, of Brooklyn, was ordered jailed without bail after her arraignment Friday on charges including murder, tampering with evidence and concealing a corpse. She’s due back in court Aug. 17.
A message seeking comment was left with Stamoulis’ lawyer.
In charging documents, a police detective said Stamoulis and one of the accomplices moved victim Richard Hamlet's dead body to the fast food joint's roof after breaking into his apartment across the street and killing him there.
Det. Jeff Grater wrote that Stamoulis and the two men beat and choked Hamlet to death. The men then wrapped his dead body in plastic bags, Grater wrote. No other arrests have been made.
Officers responding to a 911 call around 6 a.m. Wednesday found the man’s body inside a bag on the roof of the McDonald’s in the South Bronx, police said.
A police spokesperson said she did not have details on what may have led to the killing or how investigators tracked Stamoulis down.