By Associated Press - Wednesday, December 9, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Police have arrested the boyfriend of a woman whose burned body was found in a New York City apartment.

The New York Police Department says 27-year-old Carlos Leon Pineda was arrested on murder, arson, reckless endangerment and evidence tampering charges.

Police allege he killed 28-year-old Miriam Velez-Samayoa. Her body was found in an apartment in the Jamaica section of Queens around 4 a.m. on Oct. 17.

Police had been responding to a 911 call reporting a possible assault when they found Samayoa’s body, which had been burned.

It was not immediately clear Wednesday whether Leon Pineda had an attorney who could comment on the allegations.



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