Footage has emerged of the grotesque second police discovered the bare physique of an escort stuffed right into a 55-gallon barrel that was dumped in New Jersey.
Aerial video shot by CBS 2 Information exhibits cops surrounding the big plastic container after a horrendous odor led residents to find the barrel turned coffin on a sidewalk in Ridgefield Park final week.
No less than 5 officers may very well be seen inspecting the barrel that was later decided to carry the stays of 42-year-old high-end escort Nicole Flanagan.
Police have been first alerted to the barrel on Aug. 13 after residents seen the foul scent coming from it.
“It’s so scary to know that any individual simply stuffed any individual in a barrel, like they’re nothing. It’s so scary. That’s actually brutal,” one resident instructed CBS 2 Information. “I hope they caught whoever it was as a result of I don’t wish to must look over my shoulder. I would like my youngsters to have the ability to play exterior.”
Neighbors additionally instructed the native information station that rubbish pickup is on Fridays, so the barrel didn’t initially seem suspicious.
Within the week for the reason that discovery was made, grim particulars have emerged — together with how Flanagan was stuffed into the barrel in a high-end house constructing in New York Metropolis earlier than being dumped within the New Jersey neighborhood.
Flanagan, who was recognized after cops ran her prints, was proven on the surveillance video coming into 95 Wall St. within the Monetary District the evening earlier than her physique was found, police sources instructed the Publish.
She got here into the constructing with a person that sources say has since been recognized by investigators.
The video captured the person later shifting the barrel out of the high-end house constructing on a baggage rack and loading it onto a U-Haul at round 10:45 p.m. that very same evening.
A safety guard on the constructing questioned the drum when it was introduced in, however the man mentioned he was shifting, sources mentioned.
Cops are nonetheless looking for the U-Haul.
Flanagan had beforehand been picked up for prostitution, in accordance with the sources.
A Bergen County health worker discovered no indicators of harm on the lady’s physique and ordered a toxicology report, sources added.
She was from Greenwich, Connecticut and glided by the nickname “Nicky B”, in accordance with a web-based obituary and social media.
Her social accounts featured a sequence of quotes, together with: “F–ok with me when your Chakras are aligned” and “What can I say… I’m simply ME.”
A Bergen County health worker discovered no indicators of harm on the lady’s physique. A toxicology report is pending.
The NYPD was introduced in on the investigation on Wednesday.
A resident within the constructing mentioned police have been specializing in an house on the 22nd ground that was occupied by two males of their mid-20s.
“The police are nonetheless up there and so they’re in search of the 2 guys,” the resident, who wished to stay nameless, instructed The Publish from exterior the constructing on Thursday.
The neighbor mentioned the 2 males had moved in through the pandemic.
“They have been cool trying, younger. You wouldn’t suppose something of them. They have been very respectful to me and at all times would begin a dialog with me within the corridor,” he mentioned.
The person added that “police requested me if I smelled something humorous” however he might solely recall the scent of “pot and dangerous air freshener.”
“I didn’t scent something out of the atypical,” he mentioned.