Police are hoping that the public can help them find a man who is wanting for questioning in the deaths of two women, each of whom were found dead in a hotel room.
On July 23, Chrissy Bevelaqua, 25, was found dead inside the Bushwick Hotel at 171 Bushwick Avenue in Brooklyn. Reports said that she was lying face up on a bed and had bruising all over her body.
The NYPD says that Antoinette Marin, 43, was found on September 8, inside a room at the Manhattan Broadway Hotel, located at 273 West 38th Street.
The Medical Examiner's office is determining the women's causes of death. Both women were found naked.
Joseph Danclair, 36, was spotted on surveillance video at both hotels and is believed to have spent time with both women. The Post reports that in the Brooklyn case, "Sources said the hotel room was wiped clean but Danclair’s fingerprint was recovered at the scene... Police also are investigating whether Danclair raped a woman in an abandoned building in Brownsville in August. He has more than 20 arrests on charges including drugs, kidnapping and assault."
Police released images of Danclair, noting that is about 5'6" tall, 170 pounds and has a medium complexion, short black hair and brown eyes. Investigators also say he has a tattoo of two praying hands on his right upper arm and a tattoo of a rose on his left upper arm.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.