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Man Extradited For Murder Charge May Be Linked To Westchester Death

Angel Serbay Photo Credit: New York State Police
Christopher Gonzalez. Photo Credit: Collier County Sheriff
Angel Serbay's body was found wrapped in blankets and plastic wrap next to the Sprain Brook Parkway. Photo Credit: New York State Police

The man implicated in the strangling death of Angel Serbay in Yonkers 12 years ago has been extradited from Florida to New York to face rape and murder charges stemming from a pair of cases.

The New York Daily News reported over the weekend that Christopher Gonzalez, 36, has been transported from Florida back to the New York, where he will face charges for his alleged involvement in the deaths of Serbay and a 19-year-old in the Bronx.

Gonzalez was reportedly extradited on Friday and is expected to be arraigned on Monday. 

In September 2005, Serbay went missing and her body was later found wrapped and discarded on the side of the Sprain Brook Parkway. At the time of her death, investigators said that Serbay may have been in the company of 39-year-old Christopher Gonzalez, who is currently being held in Florida and awaiting extradition to New York.

According to police, Gonzalez, a former resident of the Nodine Hill neighborhood in Yonkers, was known to find and meet women through online chat grounds. Police said that he is also believed to have associated with prostitutes in the area of Maple and Oak Street in Yonkers.

Gonzalez has also been linked to the murder of the Bronx teenager in 2000.

On Sept. 3, 2005 at approximately 8:18 a.m., the New York State Police were dispatched to the northbound side of the Sprain Brook Parkway, just north of the Jackson Road overpass, to investigate the discovery of human remains.

A passing motorist contacted police after he observed what appeared to be a body covered by a yellow tarp discarded on the side of the parkway.

The victim, later identified as Serbay, was discovered wearing jeans, a blue, white, and black striped halter top, and black New Balance sneakers. The Westchester County Medical Examiner determined that Serbay died as a result asphyxiation by strangulation. State police have actively been investigating Serbay's death for more than a decade.

Serbay is described as a Hispanic female, approximately 5-foot-4, 138 pounds, with a tribal rose tattoo on her left upper arm, a tribal rose tattoo on her right ankle, and a tattoo with initials on her left hand. Angel was last seen in the proximity of 160 Willow Street in Yonkers at approximately 3 a.m. on Sept. 3, 2005.

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