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Bodies of victims of NYC triple homicide decomposed

Investigators believe the three people who were found butchered in a Queens home Friday have been rotting there for days based on the degree of decomposition in their bodies, police sources told the Post.

Among the victims found on Friday was a 22-year-old woman identified as Varshanna Malcom who was visiting from Jamaica, sources said.

She was discovered lying on her back in an upstairs bedroom of the home on 155th Street in South Jamaica. She was bound around her wrists with electrical cords and tape and stabbed twice in the chest and once in the neck, sources said.

According to sources, investigators believe the three bodies had been decomposing for days before they were found.
According to sources, investigators believe the three bodies had been decomposing for days before they were found.
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A man who said he lives in the house and is the victim’s cousin called 911 when he returned home and found her, sources said.

Police then found two more bodies after breaking into the home’s locked basement door.

One victim, 55-year-old Karlene Barnett, had multiple stab wounds to her back and blunt trauma to her head, sources said. A man found in the basement, also with stab wounds and blunt force trauma to the head, is believed to be her 36-year-old son, Dervon Brightly.

Barnett owned the house, public records show.

The home belonged to 55-year-old victim Karlene Barnett.
The home belonged to 55-year-old victim Karlene Barnett.
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A family member told police that Barnett’s friend recently visited the home, possibly from out of state.

Police arrested a person of interest Friday but released them. No arrests were made.

Additional reporting by Dean Balsamini

https://nypost.com/2022/06/25/bodies-of-victims-in-nyc-triple-homicide-decomposed/ Bodies of victims of NYC triple homicide decomposed

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