Nicole Flanagan’s body was discovered last Friday when residents of Ridgefield Park, NJ, reported a revolting smell coming from a large plastic container in the street
The NYC resident’s body was found stuffed in a barrel on a New Jersey street after it was carted out of a luxury Wall Street apartment the night before
The 42-year-old was last seen on surveillance footage from Aug. 12, the night before, entering a swanky building in downtown Manhattan
Footage shows that she was accompanied by a man who has since been identified as a member of the notorious Snow Gang from Queens, NY
The dead woman was identified as Nicole Flanagan, a high end female escort and mother-of-three, after her fingerprints pulled up under a previous prostitution arrest
The medical examiner found no signs of injury on Flanagan’s body and has ordered a toxicology report
The two male suspects are at large, having fled their apt hours before cops raided the building on Thursday night
Photographs have emerged of the New York City escort whose naked body was found August 13, stuffed in barrel on a New Jersey street after being carted out of a luxury Wall Street apartment.
The naked body of a high-end escort, Nicole Flanagan, was stuffed into a 55-gallon drum in New York City and dumped in New Jersey, the nypost reported.
Flanagan’s body was discovered last Friday when residents of Ridgefield Park reported a revolting smell coming from the large plastic container at the corner of Hobart Street. and Teaneck Road, police said.
The 42-year-old was last seen on surveillance footage from Aug. 12, the night before, entering a swanky building in downtown Manhattan, sources said. Footage shows that she was accompanied by a man who has since been identified as a member of the notorious Snow Gang.
Surveillance video shows the barrel being carted out from 95 Wall St., a high-end apartment building in the Financial District, and loaded into a U-Haul van around 10:45 p.m. the night prior, according to police sources.
A security guard at the building questioned the drum when it was brought in, but the man said he was moving and was seen later rolling it out on a luggage rack, sources said.
Police in bulletproof vests on Thursday raided the top-floor of the luxury downtown apartment, which Flanagan listed as a residence.
But neighbors said cops missed the ‘two guys’ that live there by a few hours. The neighbor said he heard the duo inside their apartment at about 11 p.m. Wednesday — but by the time police arrived Thursday morning they had fled.
‘They were OK guys. They would stop and talk.
They were loud and would play hip-hop music but they seemed harmless,’ one neighbor told the Daily News. ‘You never know. One day they seem harmless, but one day you’re in a barrel in New Jersey.’
Another resident said he had been on a Zoom call when he heard ‘a big noise’ at around 11.15am. ‘I heard, “Get down! Get down! Get down!” he said.
‘Not being afraid I just opened my door to see what was happening and there were eight policemen with guns drawn and they had pried the door.’
One neighbor said that the cops had ‘missed these guys by a few hours.’ ‘I thought they were dealing drugs, but they were always riding skateboards. I just thought they were on the delivery end.
Their apartment smelled like marijuana and bad air freshener.
They always had some strange incense going,’ he added.
The woman was identified as Nicole Flanagan, 42, when her fingerprints pulled up a previous prostitution arrest. Flanagan’s record includes arrests for prostitution and drug charges.
A Bergen County medical examiner found no signs of injury on the body and has ordered a toxicology report.
A neighbor in the down town building told police that a woman had moved in with the two men in their 20s around a year ago, but that she had moved out.
The neighbor said he often heard them arguing and she would be heard saying: ‘Don’t hit me again.’
Flanagan’s ex-boyfriend, Ray Underwood, who is the father of her son, said that she had ‘ three beautiful children that adored her, and loved her.’
Underwood, who now lives in Connecticut, said he and Flanagan had ‘lost touch’ over the last decade and that he had custody of their son.
‘I don’t care what she did. I don’t care who she was with. I don’t care. No one deserves to have that done to her, especially a mother of three,’ he added.
Surveillance footage shows Flanagan entering the building with a member of the Snow Gang on Thursday.
A security guard questioned a man when he entered the building with the barrel but he said he was moving and later carted it out into a U-Haul van
Surveillance footage from the building showed a plastic barrel being carted from 95 Wall Street and loaded into a U-Haul van around 10.45pm on August 12, according to police sources.
The 22-story building lists 507 units and some apartments are rented out through Airbnb, according to online reviews. The luxury building is owned by UDR, an apartment rental agency in Manhattan.
But the NYPD said the building has a number of complaints on file with the department.
A security guard working there had questioned a man when he entered the building with the drum.
The man said he was moving and later was seen rolling it out on a luggage rack, sources said.
An NYPD K-9 unit was said to be expected to search the apartment on the 22nd floor for evidence of blood in the coming days.
At this stage of the investigation, the Bergen County medical examiner’s report found no signs of injury on the body and has ordered a toxicology report, sources added.
NYC’s SNOW, the Queens-based gang linked to escort’s death, which also goes by LOE, or Loyalty Over Everything, has been around New York City since at least 2013 and mainly operates in Queens. The name is said to stand for ‘Showin’ N***as Our Worth’ or ‘Swagger N***as Operate With’.
The county agency said last week that it was investigating ‘the circumstances of the death and the origin of the container’ but did not release the woman’s name or the New York City connection.
The NYPD was brought into the investigation by New Jersey police Wednesday, sources said. Cops are still searching for the U-Haul used in the move