BROOKLYN — A building superintendent reported missing after a job dispute was found dead by cadaver-sniffing dogs, buried in the backyard of a Bushwick home near where he worked, officials said.
The body of the 41-year-old, a super at three city-owned apartment buildings on Himrod Street, was found wrapped in black plastic bags when he was unearthed Friday at a building down the block, 54 Himrod St., according to police.
The body was found after the 83rd Precinct detective squad received an anonymous tip, police sources said.
DNAinfo New York is withholding the man's name until officials can notify his next of kin.
Police believe the super may have been strangled inside 89 Himrod Street by the building's former superintendent, and later the man wheeled him down the block in a cart swaddled in plastic bags, burying him a backyard nearby, sources said.
A police spokesman, who declined to elaborate on the circumstances of the employment dispute because of the pending investigation, said detectives were still searching for the unnamed suspect.
On Friday, police went to the Himrod Street address, near the intersection of Evergreen Avenue, based on a tip by someone who called himself "Peter Pan," a police source said.
The victim went missing Sept. 22 after a text from his phone was sent to his employer saying he'd quit, a police source said.
Workers at Direct Building Management who manage the property where the deceased man worked, couldn't be reached for comment immediately.
The Medical Examiner's Office will determine his cause of death.