THE BRONX - A Manhattan man is now behind bars in connection to the brutal death of his girlfriend.

Police say 53-year-old Roger Roberts is facing charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of 46-year-old Milagros Rolon.

She was found dead in an apartment on the corner of Tinton Avenue and 168th Street.

Police say her body was discovered wrapped in a blanket, and according to the medical examiner, she had been left there since early Wednesday morning.

The medical examiner is still working to determine the cause of death.