Police arrest Bed-Stuy resident Alex Jeffrey in connection to stabbing death of Merceda Young, of Castle Hill

Police are still searching for the weapon used in the apparent homicide.

Police are still searching for the weapon used in the apparent homicide. (10/31/13)

CASTLE HILL - Police have made an arrest in connection to the case of a Bronx woman found dead in Brooklyn earlier this week.

Authorities say Merceda Young, 35, of Castle Hill, was discovered underneath a blanket Tuesday morning near Kent and Division avenues. She suffered multiple cuts to her neck.

Police have arrested Young's boyfriend, Alex Jeffrey, 30, of Bedford-Stuyvesant, who is now facing murder charges.

Young's neighbors say the mother of two usually kept to herself.

Police are still searching for the weapon used in the apparent homicide.
 

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