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Woman, Man Charged With Dumping Dead Body In Duffel Bag Outside Bank In Westchester

Jonisha V. Graham. Photo Credit: Yonkers Police Department
Christopher G. Myrie. Photo Credit: Yonkers Police Department
A body was found near a dumpster outside Wells Fargo on Odell Avenue in Yonkers. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A woman and man have been identified as suspects who allegedly dumped the body of a murdered man in a duffel bag outside a bank in Westchester.

Members of the Yonkers Police Department responded to the Wells Fargo Bank on Odell Avenue shortly after noon on Monday, Nov. 19, where there was a report of a suspicious bag. Inside the bag, they found the intact body of Deshawn Cortez-Seaborne, who had been stabbed multiple times before his body was left at the bank.

The investigation into the dead body led to the conclusion that Cortez-Seaborne had been murdered in the Bronx and the body was left in Yonkers in a failed attempt to conceal the homicide, Yonkers Police Det. Sgt. Dean Politopoulos said on Tuesday.

Politopoulos said that the investigation led them to identify two suspects, Christopher Myrie, 48, and Jonisha Graham, both of the Bronx. They’ve since been arrested and are being charged in Yonkers with one count each of concealment of a human corpse, a felony.

The local charges are being prosecuted by Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr.’s office. No suspects have been charged with murder for the death of Cortez-Seaborne. Myrie and Graham are scheduled to appear in court on Friday, Dec. 21. 

The criminal investigation has been taken over by the NYPD, with an assist from the Yonkers Police Department as it continues.

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