Brooklyn man admits to police he killed wife, chopped up body with saw

Posted at 10:49 AM, Feb 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-18 20:34:11-05
Diana Rodriguez-Martin

Diana Rodriguez-Martin

FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — A Brooklyn man is being held without bail after he admitted to police Friday that he killed his wife and chopped her up.

According to a criminal complaint, 42-year-old Phillip Martin told police that he killed his wife, Diana Rodriguez-Martin, and chopped up her body with a wooden saw. He then disposed of her body in a dumpster. Her remains have not yet been recovered.

Rodriguez-Martin, 43, was last seen a month ago at her home on Linden Boulevard in Brooklyn. Her aunt, Alba Reyes, who normally texts or speaks with Rodriguez once a week, told police she has not seen or heard from her in seven weeks.

Martin is charged with murder and concealment of a body. He was arraigned Friday evening and is being held without bail.

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.