Police discovered two suitcases filled with human remains inside a Brooklyn apartment Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.
Officers were conducting a wellness check on a 22-year-old woman who lives in an apartment building on Linwood Street, near Atlantic Avenue in Cypress Hills, around 1:40 p.m. when they found the suitcases, officials said.
Sources on Friday said the human remains found inside the suitcases are that of the 22-year-old woman.
Sources later identified the woman as Dasia Johnson.
The city’s medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
An investigation into the incident remains ongoing, police said.
Who was Dasia Johnson?
Dasia Johnson was a client of HousingPlus, a non-profit group that provides supportive and stable housing to vulnerable women, such as domestic violence victims, people with criminal histories and women who suffer from mental health issues.
The building where Johnson lived is owned by a private company, C&C Apartment Management, which provides on-site security.
HousingPlus provides social services to a third of the building’s residents to help them get back on their feet. They declined to comment on the situation, calling it an “ongoing police investigation.”
The management company that runs the building couldn’t be reached for comment.
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