A man was spotted wheeling around the body of a woman on a dolly in the Mariners Harbor section of Staten Island. Police say that when officers responded, the man abandoned the body and fled.
According to the NYPD, cops were at 42 Post Lane at 7:10 a.m. Friday after receiving a call about a man and the body, which was apparently covered by a cloth. EMS pronounced the woman dead at the scene.
Police are now looking for Anthony Lopez, 31, (pictured) to question him about the incident.
The Staten Island Advance reports, "Police continue to rope off Post Lane as they investigate. An NYPD mobile crime scene canopy was set up in front of the home, and dozens of NYPD officials and detectives are working near the residence. The NYPD launched a manhunt for the suspect, with helicopters and canine units aiding in the search. The suspect is 'known' to police, an NYPD spokesman said." The police said that Lopez has a "lengthy criminal history." The photo the police released is "from an April 30, 2016 arrest for fare evasion in the confines of the 73rd Precinct."
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.