NY landlady charged with dismembering Guyanese woman

A 42-year-old New York woman has been charged in the killing of a missing Guyanese mother of four whose partially dismembered body was found in a parking lot on Long Island earlier this month.

Where the body was found, Leah Cuevas (left inset) and  Chinelle Latoya Browne (right inset) (NBC 4 New York photo)

Where the body was found, Leah Cuevas (left inset) and Chinelle Latoya Browne (right inset) (NBC 4 New York photo)

Leah Cuevas was charged with second degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Chinelle Latoya Browne, who lived at the same Brooklyn address as Cuevas, NBC 4 New York reported yesterday. Cuevas was a person of interest since Browne went missing and dismembered body parts were found on July 8 including a severed head which was found on July 17 in the Hempstead, Long Island area.

Medical examinations of the remains determined that Browne sustained multiple stab wounds which caused

her death and was subsequently dismembered. According to the NBC 4 report, at her arraignment in Islip yesterday, the judge said that Cuevas was “charged with the worst conduct a human can be charged with” and remanded her without bail.

The report said that the two women had an argument on July 4 and the police were called. The argument continued the next day in the laundry room of the building at which point Browne’s husband, who resides in Guyana,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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