Murder of Brooklyn teen whose dismembered body was found in subway tunnel remains unsolved

Posted: September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

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BROOKLYN (PIX11) — Homicide detectives think someone who worked in the New York City transit system — or knew it very well — was behind the gruesome, 2005 dismemberment of 19-year-old Rashawn Brazell, who was supposed to meet his mother for lunch on Valentine’s Day that year.

Instead, his torso, legs, and one arm were found in trash bags in a subway tunnel on February 17, 2005. Another arm and hand were discovered at a Greenpoint recycling plant a couple of days later. His head was never recovered.

“I didn’t get to look on him again,” his mother, Desire Brazell, said through tears in a recent interview. “No one deserves to end up being thrown away, like they’re just trash.”

Desire was working in a homeless shelter in Washington Heights on the day her youngest son vanished.

Rashawn was supposed to get his taxes done that Monday…

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