Police: Man in custody in connection to body found in Fordham

Posted: Updated:

Police say a man is in custody after another man was found dead in an apartment in Fordham Friday.

Officials identified the suspect as 37-year-old Charles Votaw.

Neighbors say they called police after noticing a foul smell in the building around 5 p.m.

Officers discovered a man who was unconscious and unresponsive, with his ankles bound to his waist.

MORE: Police: Man found dead with ankles bound to waist, slash marks in Fordham

EMS pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Votaw faces charges of assault, concealing a corpse and tampering with physical evidence.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

 

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."