Days After Severed Head Was Found in Woman’s Refrigerator, She's Arrested and Victim Is ID’d

Heather Stines is charged with concealment of a human corpse

A New York City woman was arrested after authorities say they found human remains inside a refrigerator in a Brooklyn apartment.

The NYPD says that on Monday it found a dead man inside an apartment on Nostrand Avenue.

According to a report from NBC New York and PIX 11, after receiving a tip, police searched the apartment and found body parts, including a human head in a taped refrigerator

Heather Stines, 45, who lived in the apartment, was arrested in connection with the discovery, according to the NYPD. Police say Stines is charged with concealment of a human corpse.

Police say the refrigerator was taped up, according to NBC’s report, and that the case is now being investigated as a homicide.

NBC reports that investigators identified the body as that of Kawsheen Gelzer.

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Stines’ neighbor in the building spoke to the New York Daily News

“She was saying, ‘Oh my God I’m going to jail,’” Germaine Roberts told the paper. “They wouldn’t let her in the apartment.”

It is not immediately clear if Stines has retained an attorney or entered a plea, but according to jail records, her next court appearance is Tuesday.

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