A convicted serial killer who spent most of her life behind the bars is now being eyed in the murder of another woman after a dismembered body turned up in Brooklyn last week, The Post has learned.
The suspect was identified as Harvey Marcelin, who now identifies herself as a woman. Marcelin spent decades in jail for the murder of two ex-girlfriends and is now being arrested again after the leg of her new victim Susan Leyden was caught on surveillance video when Marcelin, stood up from an electric wheelchair while in the store, NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig said during a news conference.
“She gets up and out of her wheelchair there and the leg is right there on the seat,” Essig alleged, according to the New York Daily News.
NYPD Crime Stoppers released a surveillance video of Harvey Marcelin at a 99 cent store in Jamaica, Queens sitting on a dismembered leg.
NYPD release video of Murder Suspect 83y/o Harvey Marcelin in Jamaica, Queens store sitting on severed leg of a woman’s dismembered body
63y/o Susan Layden’s torso was found in a shopping cart in East New York, Brooklyn last week. Police found her severed head in his apt@ABC7NY pic.twitter.com/wvtJApDg3r
— Chantee Lans (@ChanteeLans) March 12, 2022
Yahoo News also reported:
The octogenerian suspect in a grisly Brooklyn murder shopped at a 99 Cent store with her victim’s dismembered leg tucked away in her electric wheelchair, police said Friday.
The leg of victim Susan Leyden – cut off from the knee down – was captured on surveillance video when her accused killer Harvey Marcelin stood up from the wheelchair while inside the store, Chief of Detectives James Essig said at a Friday press conference.
“She gets up out of her wheelchair there and the leg is right there on the seat,” Essig said.
The chief did not specify when Marcelin, who also went by Marcelin Harvey, went on the horrific shopping trip.
The NYPD was able to piece together Marcelin’s movements around the time of the horrific killing.
On Feb. 27, Marcelin was seen entering her apartment building with the shopping cart in which Leyden was later found, according to Essig. On March 1, she and another woman went to a Home Depot in Manhattan and bought a “Sawzall” reciprocating electric saw, plastic bags and cleaning liquids.
The other woman, who was not identified by cops, has not been charged.
Cops say Marcelin was captured on video March 2 leaving her apartment building with a bag allegedly containing Leyden’s body parts.
Essig said there was “blood spatter and several trash bags” at the killer’s Pennsylvania Ave. apartment.
83 year old Harvey Marcelin was indicted for murder Thursday after the NYPD found a woman’s body chopped up & discarded in Brooklyn.
— Ali Bauman (@AliBaumanTV) March 11, 2022