Morrisania neighbors shocked by Tanya Byrd's death

Residents at the Saint Mary's Houses on Westchester Avenue say they're shocked to hear one of their neighbors was butchered and thrown out with the

The 45-year-old mother's dismembered body was found in Melrose this morning.

The 45-year-old mother's dismembered body was found in Melrose this morning. (2/26/13)

MORRISANIA - Residents at the Saint Mary's Houses on Westchester Avenue say they're shocked to hear one of their neighbors was butchered and thrown out with the garbage early this morning.

Tanya Byrd, 45, has been identified as the woman whose dismembered body was found scattered in trash bags in Melrose. Police sources say her 23-year-old son, Bashid McLean, is in custody, where police are questioning him.

Neighbors say Byrd, who worked as a home health nurse, moved into the apartment this past summer with her two sons.

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