ONE POLICE PLAZA — Investigators are trying to determine whether the man charged with a pair of cold-case murders in Bushwick may be behind two others killings, police said Friday.
“We have two other cases,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said. “We’re not close to making an arrest on that. It’s just something we’re looking at.”
Kwauhuru Govan, 38, was charged in November with the 2004 murder of Sharabia Thomas, whose body was found in laundry bags in a Bushwick alley.
Investigators this week linked him to the 2005 murder of Rashawn Brazell, 19, who disappeared after leaving his home on Valentine’s Day. Brazell’s dismembered body was discovered in a bag days later, authorities said.
On Wednesday, Govan threw a fit during his arraignment for the Brazell murder, shouting and struggling with court officers.
“I didn’t do anything, Judge,” Govan shouted. "I'm being railroaded… Because I refuse being printed, that gives them a right to assault me? To punch me in my face? Wow! Is that what America has come to? Is this what President Trump would allow?"
Detectives are now trying to figure out whether he may be behind a pair of other killings around that timeframe, one on the Queens side of the Brooklyn-Queens border and the other in Brooklyn, Boyce said.
“This is a strange case obviously,” the chief said. “But not to look at those, we’d be remised.”