Khalid Barrow has been charged with the murder of Nisaa Walcott in New York City. According to police reports Nisaa Walcott body was found stuffed in a plastic storage container in the Bronx. Police would arrest her cousin Kahlid Barrow and he has now been charged with the murder of the mother of one. Police believe that Kahlid Barrow used Nisaa Walcott cellphone to deceive her friends and family who were looking for her. Police would also see Kahlid Barrow take a large plastic storage container from her Bronx apartment around 12:00 am Friday. With the investigation ongoing police have not yet released a motive or a cause of death
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Authorities charged a 21-year-old man with murder for the death of Nisaa Walcott, the 35-year-old mother dumped in a plastic storage container on a sidewalk in the Bronx.
Walcott’s cousin, Khalid Barrow, was arrested and charged with murder Saturday after investigators connected the Bronx man to her death through surveillance video from her apartment building and near the site where he allegedly dumped her, law enforcement sources said.
Police located the missing mother Friday afternoon when the storage bin was located across the street from 950 University Avenue, in the Highbridge section of the Bronx.
A man who frequents the location to find things he’s able to resell was the person who made the gruesome discovery after spotting a leg. The bin with the body didn’t appear to be connected to the storage facility, a source said.
Detectives believe the cousin used Walcott’s cell phone to throw off family members concerned about her whereabouts after she hadn’t been seen for days, two senior NYPD officials said. But text messages allegedly sent from the phone weren’t consistent with previous conversations.
The officials also said video reviewed by detectives appear to show the cousin at Walcott’s East Harlem building, removing a large, plastic container around 12 a.m. Friday. A second individual can be seen on the video helping transport the container and unload it at the Bronx address where Walcott was found, the senior officials said.
Friends of the East Harlem woman were devastated to learn of what happened to Walcott, who leaves behind a teenaged son.
She was a beautiful person, hard worker, she was a single mother, she was an entrepreneur she worked hard and she didn’t deserve this,” Walcott’s friend, Luz Droz, said.
Candles placed outside her apartment are part of a growing memorial for the mother as devastated family and friends grapple with the loss of the 35-year-old.
“The way she died did not represent who she was as a person,” her friend, Delia Soto, said. “She’s full of life, full of everything that makes people happy. She sees you sad, she smiles with you.”
The investigation is still active and no cause of death has been determined at this point.
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The body of 35-year-old Nisaa Walcott was found in a plastic storage container in the Bronx on Friday, and now her cousin is charged with murder in connection to her death.
CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon spoke exclusively to her family.
“I’m feeling very numb and empty right now,” Eugene Butler, Walcott’s brother, said.
Butler struggled to find the words to describe his emotions.
“Nisaa was a beautiful person. She was a caring, loving woman that really loved her family,” he said.
Investigators say a passerby noticed Walcott’s body inside a plastic container on University Avenue in the Highbridge section and called 911.
The day before, her brothers reported the young mother missing after repeated attempts to call her were returned with what they deemed suspicious text messages.
“The language that was being used was like, wait a minute, that’s not my sister,” Butler said.
Saturday, grief-stricken members of the community lit candles outside her home in East Harlem.
Walcott’s father and other brother were too distraught to speak to CBS2 on camera.
Her longtime friends say they are horrified by the violence.
“Good person, free spirit and kind, loving, entrepreneurial … She was a good woman. She did not deserve to be discarded like trash on the street,” friend Delia Soto said.
Walcott’s family and friends say her main priority was her 14-year-old son. They say the two were extremely close. The teenager is now with his father, trying to process what’s happened.
“She was just a really good person. She really took care of her son. She was a hard worker. Her last job was working with ACS, so, you know, she was involved with wanting to help people. She was an entrepreneur. She was a beautiful spirit, strong woman,” Droz said.
Twenty-one-year-old Khalid Barrow, Walcott’s cousin, has been arrested and charged with murder and concealment of a human corpse in connection to her death.
Her brother is grateful for the quick arrest.
“This is barbaric, very gutless. The person who did this had to have been a person who had no soul because all she wanted to do was help this person,” Butler said.
The family’s priority now is that there is justice for their loved one