Two people have been arrested over the murder of a prostitute whose dismembered body was found in a Brooklyn park two years ago.
Cory Martin, 33, and Adelle Anderson, 32, were arrested last week over the murder of Brandy Odom, 26, whose remains were discovered in Canarsie Park in April 2018.
Prosecutors say Martin and Anderson, a pimp and a madame, took out two life insurance policies worth a total of $200,000 on Odom shortly before she was killed, then tried to cash them in after she was dead.
Prosecutors believe Martin carried out the killing, but he has not yet been charged with murder.
Instead, both Martin and Anderson have been charged with federal wire fraud and identity theft.
‘The murder of Brandy Odom and the subsequent dismemberment and disposal of her body reflects Martin’s utter disregard for human life,’ Assistant US Attorney Tanya Hajjar wrote in the court papers.
‘The crime was premeditated, gruesome, and motivated by greed.’
Prosecutors say Martin and Anderson hatched their murder plot in March 2017, when they applied for a $50,000 life insurance policy in Odom’s name from Globe Life Insurance Company.
The policy lists Anderson as Odom’s sister, and names her the sole beneficiary.
In December, another life insurance policy was taken out – this time for $150,000 – from American National Insurance Company.
Again, Anderson was listed as Odom’s sister and sole beneficiary of the policy.
On April 6, 2018, Martin bought a reciprocating saw, five blades and black trash bags from a Home Depot in Long Island.
His phone was then used to search YouTube for ‘how to insert blade for reciprocating saw’ and ‘using reciprocating saw.’
On April 7, the night before the body was found, cameras captured Martin backing his car into the drive of his Queens home that he shared with Odom and Anderson.
He and Anderson can then be seen loading black trash bags into the boot, which police believe contained Odom’s body.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Chris Pleasance