crimes and misdemeanors

Body Found in Missing Queens Man’s Yard, Thanks to Nosy Neighbor

NEW YORK - MAY 26: Pedestrians in Times Square walk past a police car May 26, 2004 in New York City. The U.S. fears that al Qaeda may be plotting an attack inside the country or against U.S. interests abroad. Despite these warnings, the government has no plans to raise the terror threat level and has no details on when, where or how an attack might occur. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/2004 Getty Images

Police haven’t identified the body discovered in the backyard of missing Ridgewood, Queens, man Frank Soucie, but NBC New York alluded to clues at the scene that suggest the body was buried there recently and therefore could be his, including fresh dirt, gloves, and a bottle of ammonia. But how cops found their way to the building speaks to a neighborhood nosier, or just more observant, than most: “a neighbor reported seeing someone throwing out an unusually large bag in the trash.” Who notices that? People on Putnam Avenue, apparently.

Body Found in Missing Queens Man’s Yard