NYPD captures man seen leaving woman’s corpse on lawn

This undated photo provided by the New York City Police Department on Saturday, May 21, 2016 shows Anthony Lopez. (New York City Police Department via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Police have captured a man they say was seen wheeling a woman’s dead body on a dolly and leaving it on the front lawn of a New York City home.

Thirty-one-year-old Anthony Lopez was arrested Saturday on murder and concealing a human corpse charges.

The New York Police Department says Lopez fled Friday morning after an off-duty detective saw him wheeling the corpse, covered with a sheet, on Staten Island and tried to question him.

Police say that officers, acting on a tip, located Lopez in Manhattan and arrested him after a brief foot chase. They say he’d shaved his head.

The medical examiner will determine what caused the death of 26-year-old Aduba Obiamaka, who police believe was Lopez’s wife.

It wasn’t immediately known if Lopez has a lawyer.

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