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Woman Found Dismembered in Trash Facility Was Beaten To Death: Officials

By Eddie Small | January 25, 2017 5:13pm
 Somorie Moses, 40, has been charged with concealment of a human corpse for hiding a woman's body parts in a South Bronx trash facility, but he has not been charged with her murder, police said.
Somorie Moses, 40, has been charged with concealment of a human corpse for hiding a woman's body parts in a South Bronx trash facility, but he has not been charged with her murder, police said.
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HUNTS POINT — The woman whose body parts were found in the home of a registered sex offender and in a South Bronx trash facility was bludgeoned in the head so severely her killer fractured her skull, according to the Medical Examiner.

The woman, who police have tentatively identified as 32-year-old Leondra Foster pending a DNA confirmation from the Medical Examiner, was dismembered after the beating, and her body parts were first discovered in the Metropolitan Transfer Station at 287 Halleck St. in Hunts Point on Jan. 17, officials said.

On Saturday, her head, hands and feet were found in the Brooklyn home of 40-year-old Somorie Moises, a sex offender who has previously been arrested for rape and patronizing a prostitute, according to court papers and the NYPD.

Her death has been ruled a homicide, and the official cause was multiple blunt force injuries, including fractures to the skull, according to police and the Medical Examiner.

Moises has been charged with concealing a human corpse and tampering with physical evidence, but has not yet been charged with murder, officials said.

He was ordered held without bail after his arraignment on Sunday and is due back in court on Jan. 26, according to the Bronx District Attorney's Office.