The 24-year-old Bronx woman, whose dismembered body was found in two parks, has been identified as the same young woman who saw her own mother stabbed to death 12 years ago.
Police identified Lisa Marie Velasquez, 24, on Tuesday after agents found three bags of body parts at Barretto Point Park in Hunts Point that night and two more at Crotona Park on Friday.
It is said that Velásquez died of a blow to the head.
Police identified the body of Lisa Marie Velasquez, 24, on Tuesday
On Tuesday night, police found three bags of body parts at Barretto Point Park in Hunts Point and two more at Crotona Park on Friday.
I'm trying to find a way to tell your grandmother. It has not been easy for us, "Aunt Jacqueline Pérez explained to the New York Daily News on Wednesday.
The woman's grandmother, Iris Ginel, took Velásquez when she was 12 years old along with her brothers David and Vanessa.
The three witnessed the brutal murder of their mother, Marilyn Ginel, 37, at the hands of former boyfriend Robert Coakley.
With the help of his girlfriend at the time, who stopped Marilyn, Coakley stabbed, strangled and beat the woman to death.
When Velázquez was 12 years old, she and her two brothers witnessed the brutal murder of their mother, Marilyn Ginel, 37, at the hands of former boyfriend Robert Coakley.
At the time of the murder, it is said that Coakley warned the children that "if you tell someone that I killed your mother, I will kill you." Marilyn was nine months pregnant at that time.
Her ex-boyfriend was convicted of murder and is currently serving 25 years in prison.
– Lisa witnessed it. After that, my mother took care of the children, "Perez added about Iris Ginel." She's sick. "She can not walk, she never recovered from her daughter being murdered.
The police apparently made two arrests in connection with the murder of the 24-year-old woman
A suspect has already been arrested by police in connection with the murder, according to the family.
Apparently, the police made two arrests in connection with the murder, according to NBC New York.
The drawing police provided when the head was found on Tuesday
– Lisa witnessed it. After that, my mother took custody of the children, "Pérez continued," She is sick, she can not walk, she never recovered from her daughter being murdered.
Velasquez was last seen leaving her apartment at Melrose Houses on August 21. According to the police, he never returned.
& # 39; She came to my mother's house. She grabbed her purse. She left hurriedly. She said she had to help a friend who was in danger. And then he ran away, "said Perez.
The other aunt, who lives in her building, reported that she disappeared the next day.
"The kind of animal that would do this to another human being … was tortured," Pérez said. & # 39; She did not deserve this. She did not deserve to die this way. Whether she was a good girl or a bad girl, she did not deserve this.
The woman's family had sent a missing person flyer after her disappearance was reported on August 22