Tanya Byrd found dismembered in New York

    7:43 AM, Feb 27, 2013   |    comments
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    NEW YORK (CNN) -- A gruesome discovery was made in the Bronx. 

    Authorities say the chopped-up body of a 45-year-old woman was found in bags. She's been identified as Tanya Byrd, a home health nurse.

    New York City's police commissioner described how the remains were discovered. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly says, "A dog walker in St. Mary's Park found a bag, actually two bags in the park, they were separated, ultimately opened one of the bags and found what appeared to be body parts." 

    Byrd's 23-year-old son, Bashid McLean, is in custody and being questioned.

    The New York Daily News and the New York Post, quoting police sources, report that he has confessed to the chopping her up.


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