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Brooklyn man charged with killing, dismembering wife

Posted at 6:29 PM, Feb 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-18 08:31:41-05
Diana Rodriguez-Martin

Diana Rodriguez-Martin

FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — A Brooklyn man has been charged with killing and dismembering his wife who was reported missing from her home Monday, officials said.

Phillip Martin, 42, admitted to police that he killed his wife, Diana Rodriguez-Martin, then dismembered and disposed of her body in trash bags. Her remains have not yet been recovered.

Rodriguez-Martin, 43, was last seen around 1 p.m. Monday at her home on Linden Boulevard in Brooklyn.

Martin is charged with murder and concealment of a body.

Neighbors say police have been called to their home in the past for domestic violence.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.