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Man Held for Cold Case Bushwick Killing Accused of Second Murder: Sources

By Gwynne Hogan | February 22, 2017 12:12pm
 Kwauhuru Govan, 38, was arrested for the 2004 murder of Bushwick teen Sharabia Thomas. 
Kwauhuru Govan, 38, was arrested for the 2004 murder of Bushwick teen Sharabia Thomas. 
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DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — A man awaiting trial for the cold case murder of a Bushwick teen is expected to be indicted Wednesday for killing a 19 year old boy a year later, sources said.

Kwauhuru Govan, 38, who was charged last November with killing 17-year-old Sharabia Thomas, is expected to be accused of murdering 19-year-old Rashawn Brazell, who vanished from his Bushwick home on Valentine's Day 2005, according to sources and the Daily News.

Three days after his disappearance, parts of Brazell's dismembered body were found in a bloody plastic bag, according to the Daily News. The paper reported that his head has never been found.

Thomas had been discovered in an alleyway near where she lived, stuffed into two laundry bags with marks on her arms and wrists caused by her being tied up and with signs that she'd been badly beaten.

DNA found under her fingernails that was examined last summer by the NYPD's Cold Case Squad and the District Attorney's Forensic Science Unit matched it to Govan.

His DNA had been entered into the FBI's national database following a 2014 arrest for an armed robbery in Florida, according to prosecutors and that state's correction records.

He was arrested in Florida and was extradited to New York in connection to the Thomas case, but he maintained his innocence in her death, including in a jailhouse interview with DNAinfo in which he denied knowing her and claimed he'd been framed.

It unknown how investigators have linked him to Brazell's killing.