Harvey Marcelin is a transgender woman who has just been charged with her third murder. According to police reports Harvey Marcelin spent time in prison for two murders, one committed in 1963 and the other committed in 1983, and was on lifetime parole has been charged with the dismemberment murder of Susan Leyden whose body parts were found scattered around Brooklyn. Now Harvey Marcelin who is 83 years old would shoot and kill his first victim in 1963 and would spend twenty years in prison and within a year after getting out Harvey Marcelin would stab another woman to death before stuffing her body in a suitcase and dropping it off in Central Park. In 2019 Harvey Marcelin would be released from prison and is now facing yet another murder charge. Harvey Marcelin was seen on surveillance camera wheeling a large bag out of an apartment in which authorities now believed contained parts of Susan Leyden who was seen bringing the same bag into Marcelin apartment a few days earlier.
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An 83-year-old previously convicted in two other killings has been arrested in connection with the grisly discovery of a woman’s body — missing a head, arms and legs — that was found in a garbage bag in a shopping cart on a busy street outside a Brooklyn store last week, according to police and prison records.
Harvey Marcelin, who has spent more than 50 years in prison for the two prior convictions in deaths of other women, is charged with concealing a human corpse regarding the torso that law enforcement sources said belonged to a 68-year-old woman living in an LGBTQ shelter in the Clinton Hill area at the time of her death.
Additional charges could be forthcoming.
The body was found a week ago at the corner of Atlantic and Pennsylvania avenues, just outside a construction safety gear shop next to a carpet store, by a passerby who noticed the bag on his way to a friend’s house in Greenpoint and decided to open it up when it was still there on his way home. He was the one to call 911.
The bag wasn’t tied up. It was only rolled down, a senior NYPD official said the man reported. He reached inside. First, he felt a roll of toilet paper. Then came the torso.
The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine how the woman died. It’s not yet clear if a human leg found blocks from the torso a few days later has been definitively linked to the same victim.
According to prison records cited by the New York Post, Marcelin has twice been convicted of killings before. Marcelin spent more than 50 years in state prison on murder and manslaughter convictions dating back to 1963.
The murder charge stemmed from a woman’s shooting death. Marcelin was released on lifetime parole in May 1984, the Post reported, and cuffed again for allegedly stabbing another woman less than a year later. Marcelin was released from prison in late 2019.
Police stress their investigation in the latest case is ongoing. Marcelin is due back in court Thursday. Harvey Marcelin is being represented by Legal Aid, which didn’t immediately return an email request for comment early Thursday.
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There’s new information on a convicted serial killer charged with murder this week after police found a woman’s body dismembered and discarded in Brooklyn.
Details around 68-year-old Susan Leyden’s death are gruesome and disturbing.
The investigation began last week when police allegedly found the Brooklyn woman’s torso bagged in a shopping cart on Atlantic and Pennsylvania avenues in East New York.
“Evidence includes extensive video canvassing, interviews of witnesses, search warrants executed to gather items recovered,” Chief of Detectives James Essig said.
Investigators say surveillance videos led them to Harvey Marcelin, also known as Marceline Harvey, an 83-year-old trans woman and twice convicted killer, who lives around the corner from where the torso was found.
Police believe Harvey befriended Leyden two years ago via social media.
Leyden was last seen alive walking into Harvey’s apartment on Feb. 27
“On March 1, our perpetrator, Ms. Harvey, and another unknown female at the Home Depot in Manhattan, they purchased a Sawzall, trash bags and cleaning solutions,” Essig said.
Police say this surveillance video from last week shows Harvey in a 99 cent store, where they believe she was sitting on a human leg wrapped in plastic.
When cops then executed a search warrant in Harvey’s apartment, they found more body parts inside. She’s now charged with second-degree murder.
“This is just the latest of a list of heinous offenses conducted over period of a lifetime by Ms. Harvey, and we can only hope she can do no more,” Essig said.
Marceline Harvey has already spent more than 50 years in prison.
She was first arrested in 1957 for felony assault and in 1963 for rape. That same year she was arrested again for shooting a woman to death in Harlem and sentenced to 20 years to life.
Harvey was released in 1984 on lifetime parole and arrested a year later for stabbing a woman to death in Central Park.
She was just released from prison in 2019.
The NYPD is now looking back at any unsolved missing person cases in this area dating from 2019 to now to see if Marceline Harvey could have any connection.