Woman: Body parts found at waste station are daughter's

A woman has come forward saying the body parts found at a Hunts Point waste transfer station earlier this month belong to her daughter.



Sandra Figueroa says the body parts belong to her 32-year-old daughter, Leondra Foster. 



Authorities say the woman was killed by blunt force trauma, including several skull fractures, before being dismembered. 



The body has not officially been identified, but sources agree with Figueroa's claim. 



On Jan. 17, workers at the Metropolitan Transfer Station on Halleck Street discovered a woman's torso and leg among piles of garbage.



Figueroa says her daughter was the former girlfriend of Brooklyn resident Somorie Moses, who was arrested over the weekend. Police say they found a human head, hands and feet in a freezer at his Erasmus Street apartment.



Moses has several prior convictions and is a registered sex offender. He's due back in court Thursday morning on charges including concealing a human corpse.



Figueroa and another daughter, Shanicqua Figueroa, are now advocating for women to escape abusive relationships. They accuse Moses of threatening to harm Foster's family if she left.


sorry to interrupt
your first 5 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 5 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."