“My neighbor is parked, yes parked, like this! This is not the first time either. They have a pretty long driveway, but choose to park at the end, over the sidewalk and sometimes into the street.” – Jennifer L.
“Before photos, showing condition of property after she left.
No running water because they took the water heater and the plumbing is all disconnected under the house.
The tenant reportedly moved to Michigan (from Arkansas) with family. She used to say, “my house may be messy, but I keep my kids clean.” No, no she doesn’t. Those poor children were living, eating, sleeping, and breathing in the midst of animal feces, fly, mice, rat, and wasp infestations, and rotting garbage – the bathtub has a large hole in the bottom, and others in the area report she was raising animals in it much of the time she lived here. Her son had a social worker assigned for a time, DHS (Dept. of Human Services) was repeatedly called, and she and her boyfriend were (at least once) arrested for fighting and had to attend parenting and anger management classes as part of their probation. How does she still have custody of her children?
She was supposed to clean up her credit and save enough to pay closing costs to have mortgage put in her name. I would have still been liable had she stopped paying the mortgage, but was willing to do that so she and her kids could have a home. I shouldn’t have bothered – instead of trying to be kind and trusting she was taking care of the place, I should have treated her more like a regular tenant and been inspecting the property. Lesson well learned.
Hope the family she is moving in with know she’s bringing livestock with her – I hear she took the ducks and chickens in the moving van.” – D. Evans
“A dead buzzard that has been hanging from the antenna tower on the former hospital building in the town that I live in…. It has been there for going on six or so months…. Says a lot about the healthcare system around here I think….” – Bill Brown
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
“Weirdest thing I’ve seen in a while…. Feel bad for that neighbor..” – Kristina
Woman killed, dismembered Brooklyn mother over $200, spread body parts across Long Island, cops say
Leah Cuevas was renting out a room in her dead uncle’s apartment to Chinelle Latoya Thompson Browne, but there was a dispute over a $200 electrical bill that escalated to murder, cops say. Browne’s arm, head and torso were then found on different properties throughout Long Island. A Brooklyn woman decapitated and dismembered a mother of four and then scattered her remains in pieces across Long Island over a measly $200 dispute, authorities and neighbors said Thursday.
Leah Cuevas viciously hacked away at the 27-year-old’s neck and torso — cutting off her head — during a dispute over money inside a Brownsville apartment building July 5, officials said. “No, Leah! What you doing?” a neighbor heard Chinelle Latoya Thompson Browne’s gut-wrenching scream during the fatal attack. “Oh, no! Oh, no! I’m sorry! I’m sorry!”
Cuevas cursed back at Browne, telling her to “Shut the f— up,” according to court documents. “The scare in (Browne’s) voice was like nothing I ever heard before,” a witness told detectives. The bitter hatred between Cuevas and Browne was sparked by a dispute over rent and utility payments, court documents show.
Cuevas, 42, charged Browne $400 a month for a room inside her dead uncle’s Sumpter St. apartment, but wouldn’t provide hot water or reliable electricity, court papers say. The Guyanese immigrant, who came to the U.S. just a year ago, refused to pay Cuevas $200 for electricity she wasn’t getting, neighbor Donald Watson, 49, told the Daily News.
“(Browne) was tired of paying for lighting and having it go out, or the refrigerator going out and spoiling the food,” Watson said. “(Browne) said she wanted to take her money and move out but the landlord said, ‘No.’ She wanted the $200 . . . but Browne said, ‘I need the $200 to move out.’” Browne also accused Cuevas of having sex with a man on a city bus, allegations made in front of Cuevas’ husband, court documents show.
Body parts belonging to Chinelle Browne were scattered from Brooklyn to Bay Shore. The conflict came to a grisly and tragic climax on July 5. “That was the last time (Browne) was heard alive,” Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney Robert Biancavilla said.
On July 8, Browne’s severed legs and torso — which bore a tattoo that helped police identify her — were found in a municipal parking lot in Bay Shore near the Fire Island ferry. It was less than a mile from the home of Cuevas’ sister, prosecutors said. The next day, an arm was discovered on the front lawn of a home in Hempstead. A second arm was found a day later. Browne’s head was discovered on Boylston St. near Chamberlain St. in Hempstead on July 17, officials said.