Joann McLeod, 30, Arrested For The Murder Of Raymond Porfil, 5 Months

Published on June 12, 2018, 6:29 pm
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On Monday, June 04, 2018, at approximately 1000 hours, police responded to a 911 call of an aided inside of an apartment at a residential building, located at 1420 Bronx River Avenue, within the confines of the 43rd Precinct / PSA 8 in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 5-month-old male child unconscious and unresponsive in his crib.

EMS also responded and transported the child to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation this incident has been deemed a homicide.

Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as indicated.


Raymond Porfil
1420 Bronx River Avenue
Bronx, NY 10472

The following 30-year-old female individual (the mother of the child) has been arrested and charged as indicated.


Joann McLeod
1420 Bronx River Avenue
Bronx, NY 10472


The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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