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Dead man found slashed, bound inside Bronx apartment; man with position ‘over the building’ arrested: police

Posted at 8:57 AM, Sep 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-14 19:34:29-04

FORDHAM HEIGHTS, the Bronx —  A man  was arrested Saturday after a man’s body was found bound and slashed inside a Bronx apartment Friday evening, according to police. Cops told PIX11 the man arrested held a position “over the building.”

Police responded to a call of a foul smell coming from an apartment in the vicinity of Creston Avenue and Field Place in Fordham Heights.

Officers discovered a man unconscious and unresponsive with his ankles bound to his waist, according to police.

The victim also had slash marks on his wrist and torso, police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect, Charles Votaw, 37, of 2323 Creston Avenue, was arrested on charges of assault, concealment of a human corpse and tampering with physical evidence.

Police clarified to PIX11 News that they could not confirm Votaw was the superintendent of the building, but confirmed that he held a position “over the building.” This story, headline and Facebook post have been updated to reflect that.