NYC man charged with helping transport woman's body in barrel to NJ

Aquellio Parker, 29, of Queens is accused of helping move a woman's body to New Jersey in a large barrel. (Bergen County Prosecutor's Office)

An unemployed Queens man is under arrest, accused of helping move a barrel from Manhattan to New Jersey carrying the remains of a dead woman.

A suspicious large plastic container was found in Ridgefield Park on Friday, August 13, 2021.  Police found the body of 42-year-old Nicole Flanagan of Corona in the barrel.

The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office says Aquellio Parker, 29, of Springfield Gardens, helped move her body.

Parker is charged with one count of second-degree being an accomplice to disturbing, moving and/or concealing human remains, one count of second-degree being an accomplice to desecrating, damaging and/or destroying human remains, and one count of second-degree conspiring with a co-defendant to disturb, move, conceal and/or desecrate a deceased body, according to a news release.

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Parker turned himself into the NYPD on Sunday and was being held pending extradition to New Jersey.  It was unclear if he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.

No other arrests have been announced in connection with the case.

Flanagan's cause of death has not been released.  She was last seen inside a Finacial District apartment building, according to the New York Post.


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