Joseph Howe, 50 And Jorge Torres, 53, Arrested

Published on October 20, 2019, 3:36 pm
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On October 18, 2019 at approximately 2322 hours, police responded to a call of a possible dead body in the vicinity of W. 183 Street and Sedgewick Avenue within the confines of the 52 Precinct in Bronx.

Upon arrival, police observed an unconscious and unidentified 54-year-old female victim inside of a blanket at the location.

EMS responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

The New York City Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

Following proper family notification the deceased has been identified as follows.


Judy Guzman
2264 Loring Place N.
Bronx, NY 10468

On Saturday October 19, 2019, the following individuals were arrested in connection with this investigation.

Arrested #1:

Joseph Howe
50-year-old male
2264 Loring Place N.
Bronx, NY 10468


  • concealment of a human corpse
  • tampering with physical evidence

Arrested #2:

Jorge Torres
53-year-old male
2264 Webster Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457


  • concealment of a human corpse
  • tampering with physical evidence

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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