Police arrest 2 in slaying of Mott Haven woman

MOTT HAVEN - Police arrested two men Wednesday in connection with the death of woman found dead last week.

The woman, Sylvia Hughes, was discovered Saturday in a Mott Haven lot. Police say one of the men, 24-year-old Samuel Abreu, has been charged with second-degree murder. The other man, 18-year-old Sharef Wiley, is charged with disposing of a human body.

Police say Hughes, 32, was discovered face down in the weed-filled lot on 134th Street and Brook Avenue, wearing only a T-shirt and underwear. Investigators say their probe into the slaying was geared toward someone Hughes may have known, because no signs of struggle were apparent on her body.

Woman found dead in Mott Haven

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