Stamford Advocate

N.Y. man charged as accomplice in Greenwich native’s death

Police: Suspect helped move victim’s remains from New York to New Jersey

- By Liz Hardaway

Police arrested a New York man who they believe helped move the body of Greenwich native Nicole Flanagan, who was found dead in New Jersey Aug. 13.

Aquellio Parker, 29, of Springfiel­d Gardens, N.Y. was charged Thursday with being an accomplice to disturbing, moving and/or concealing human remains; being an accomplice to desecratin­g, damaging and/or destroying human remains; and conspiring with a co-defendant to disturb, move, conceal and/or desecrate a deceased body, according to Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella.

Parker turned himself in to the New York Police Department Sunday, Musella’s office said Tuesday. He is being held pending extraditio­n.

Ridgefield Park Police in New Jersey found a suspicious and large plastic container around 10:38 a.m. Aug. 13. Inside the container were human remains that were later identified as Flanagan, 42, who lived in the Bronx, N.Y., according to Musella’s office.

New York City Police Department Detective Hubert Reyes said Flanagan was last seen outside an apartment building in Manhattan’s Financial District, the Associated Press reported.

Police said they believe Parker helped move Flanagan’s remains from New York to Ridgefield Park.

Flanagan’s last known address given by police is in the Bronx, but her family said she was born and raised in Greenwich.

Her brother, Thomas Flanagan, told Hearst Connecticu­t Media on Monday that he had had a falling out with his sister several years ago, calling her death a “shock to everyone.”

“We were best of friends growing up,” he said.

Lisa Flanagan, Nicole Flanagan’s sister-in-law, created a GoFundMe campaign for her funeral. As of Tuesday evening, the campaign had raised about $8,500.

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Contribute­d photo / Thomas Flanagan Nicole Flanagan

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