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March 21, 2019

Bronx man arrested in love triangle slaying; cops say he dumped body near Yonkers bank

January 11, 2019
Christopher Myrie, 48, was arrested Thursday in connection with the death of Desean Cortez-Seaborne 24, a Virginia man whose body was found stuffed in a bag by a Wells Fargo bank, on Odell Ave. in Yonkers on Nov. 19. (Obtained by the New York Daily News)

A Bronx man is charged with killing a romantic rival, stuffing the man’s body in a duffel bag and leaving it outside a Westchester County bank.

Christopher Myrie, 48, was arrested Thursday for allegedly stabbing and then ditching Desean Cortez-Seaborne, whose corpse was found by a busy Wells Fargo bank on Odell Ave. in Yonkers on Nov. 19.

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The 24-year-old Portsmouth, Va., man was discovered by a horrified bank employee, who immediately called cops.

Myrie snuffed out Cortez-Seaborne’s life by stabbing him in the stomach, neck and back inside his Schieffelin Ave. apartment in Edenwald, prosecutors said.

Jonisha Graham, 30, is charged with hindering prosecution, concealment of a human corpse and tampering with evidence in Cortez-Seaborne's death, cops said.
Jonisha Graham, 30, is charged with hindering prosecution, concealment of a human corpse and tampering with evidence in Cortez-Seaborne’s death, cops said. (Obtained by the New York Daily News)

Sources with knowledge of the case said the victim was romantically involved with Graham, sparking a feud with Myrie.

After the grisly murder, Myrie and his 30-year-old girlfriend Jonisha Graham stripped the victim nude, wrapped him in a tarp and jammed his corpse into Myrie’s bedroom closet, authorities said.

Over the next three days, prosecutors say the couple used Pine Sol, bleach and paint thinner to clean the bloody crime scene inside Myrie’s fourth-floor apartment in the Baychester Houses.

On Nov. 18, the pair placed Cortez-Seaborne in plastic bags, shoved him in a duffel bag and drove to neighboring Yonkers, where they dumped the body, according to court records.

Myrie is charged with murder, manslaughter, hindering prosecution and concealment of a human corpse. He was remanded after his arraignment in Bronx Criminal Court late Thursday.

Graham is also charged with hindering prosecution, concealment of a human corpse and tampering with evidence, authorities said.

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