Police say that on Sunday morning, the body of 22-year-old John Hopkins-Drago was found by a super at 2161 Barnes Avenue in the Bronx. Hopkins-Drago had been stabbed—a police source told the Daily News, "He was stabbed at least 40 or 50 times in the head, neck, and chest"—and his body had been put in a plastic bag. WCBS 2 quoted a neighbor: "They found the body in a shopping cart, chopped up, right here in the back of this building." Hopkins-Drago was reportedly estranged from his family; when the News called relatives for comment, they "quickly hung up the phone." The victim, who was seen on Saturday, may have been recently kicked out of a friend's apartment. Police are looking for suspects.
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