Police make arrest in Florida in University Ave. slaying

Authorities have made an arrest in the slaying of a woman

News 12 Staff

Aug 15, 2019, 11:11 PM

Updated 1,795 days ago


Authorities have made an arrest in the slaying of a woman whose body was found decomposing in her apartment a little over a month ago.
Cindi Olivo, 33, was stabbed to death and found in her University Avenue apartment on July 12An autopsy revealed she had been stabbed multiple times in the neck and was left in the apartment for weeks.
A foul odor is what prompted neighbors to call police and start an investigation into her murder.
Elizabeth Muniz told News 12 she didn't speak with her daughter for a year and a half because her boyfriend was controlling. When she received the call in July about her daughter's murder, she said she knew immediately in her heart what had happened.
Police confirmed the arrest was made Wednesday morning in Florida. Police have not released a name or charges as they await his extradition to New York.
Police say this could take weeks.
Neighbors told Muniz that her boyfriend kept her prisoner in her own apartment. The two even got engaged about a year ago, but Muniz found out through mutual friends.
Muniz says she will be coming to the Bronx for every court date ahead.

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