Police: Man confesses to woman’s 2014 murder

<p>Police say a man surrendered to authorities this week and confessed to killing a woman who was reported missing in 2014.</p>

News 12 Staff

Aug 31, 2018, 12:57 PM

Updated 2,057 days ago

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Police say a man surrendered to authorities this week and confessed to killing a woman who was reported missing in 2014.
Maria Quinones was last seen in her Wilson Avenue apartment, where investigators say she was brutally killed. Her boyfriend at the time was identified as Ricky Gonzalez.
Gonzalez surrendered himself at a Manhattan police precinct. Authorities say he told detectives that he followed Quinones into her bathroom, stabbed her in the heart, beheaded her and chopped up the rest of her body.
He allegedly said he disposed of the body by throwing it in the garbage. The parts have never been found.
Gonzalez was arraigned Thursday on charges of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.


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