Somebody Got Murdered: Teen Stabbed, Stuffed into Garbage Bags and Dumped
View Larger Map
DATE: Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009 at 12:39 p.m.
LOCATION: 1695 Walton Avenue, The Bronx.
The police say 17-year-old Jamia Hazel, of Brooklyn, was stabbed to death, wrapped in garbage bags and dumped in an alleyway over the weekend. Police responded to the scene after someone discovered her remains.
Darrell Spencer, 23, of the above address was arrested on murder and weapons charges. The New York Daily News reported that a woman helped Spencer hide Hazel's body. She later implicated him to detectives in the murder.
The New York Post reported today that Hazel was a runaway foster child. The Post noted that her last myspace posting read: "I'm so sick of the same lames trying to get at me. I'm taking boyfriend applications. LOL. If you don't have a job, don't even bother."
If you know anything about this case or the victim, drop us a line at email@example.com
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Village Voice's biggest stories.