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Woman Accused Of Scattering Tenant’s Body Parts After She Didn’t Pay Rent [Photos]


The month-long manhunt for the killer of a dismembered woman came to a shocking conclusion when her landlord, Leah Cuevas, 42, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Police witnesses say Cuevas confronted Chinelle Latoya Thompson Browne during the 4th of July holiday weekend and the mother of four went missing directly after the argument.

Shortly after, Browne’s body parts began turning up one by one.

Reports Gothamist:

Leah Cuevas, 42, was apprehended by a U.S. Marshal yesterday. She is accused of killing Chinelle Latoya Thompson Browne, a woman who has been missing for weeks. Cuevas and Browne lived in the same Brownsville apartment building.

Some human remains were found in Bay Shore, near the Fire Island Ferry parking lot, earlier this month. A few days later, a severed arm was found in a Hempstead front yard, then the day after that, more body parts were found, also in Hempstead.

Last week, a head was found. It was suspected that the remains belonged to Browne, 27; a Post report said that a tattoo on one of the arms matched a tattoo Browne has.

NBC New York reports, “Sources told NBC 4 New York Wednesday night that that the suspect may have had a dispute with Browne before her death. Investigators are also looking to see if a second person played a role in disposing the victim’s body and plan to question Cuevas’ husband about the case.”

Continue on through the gallery to pictures of the gruesome crime scene.

Photos: News 12, Newsday

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  • Kitwana Robinson

    That was bullshit I read here

  • Tolegittoquit

    Wow she cray cray


    What in the h3ll!

  • lips of clay

    That sickening. I hope she get the maximum punishment to the full extent

  • ❤Banging Beauty❤

    I’m going to pay my rent right now! In all serious R.I.P to the lady nobody deserves to die like that over money


    Wow, was it that serious? PUT HER UNDER THE PRISON AND THROW AWAY THE KEY!

  • dom

    She was mad she couldn’t get that new alpaca weave she had been saving for

  • Toughgirl

    It aint even that serious.

    • Trent Clark

      It never should be.

  • DaladeeJ

    Pay Yo Bills!

    • informer

      This woman who killed her wasn’t the landlord. The real landlord had died 4 months ago and this crazy woman was pretending to be the landlord. When the woman Chinelle found out about the scam, she refused to pay her. That is when they started arguing and the woman cut off her head while she was still alive. The new york newspapers have the accurate story. This one is not so accurate.

      • Youknowwhatiitis


      • DaladeeJ


      • Kitten Roulaine

        OH MY GOSH! What the what? How do you just cut off someone’s head all willy nilly…while they’re alive no less!

  • Dayia

    Bishes is beyond crazy today i pray that the world we live in gets better i mean chick looks like a normal (i dont no what to call her) but yea just shows you that you got to have your gard up this day and age.

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  • lrobinson6

    Broad must be Jamaican..

    • Youknowwhatiitis

      Lol, that’s what I said. They’re ruthless about their money but skin and grin whenever a white man walks in the room.

      • Ayisha

        Your comment is ignorant, and unless you have proof that this woman is Jamaican keep your mouth closed! Cause you Americans are known for kissing white people arse..Don’t play

    • Ayisha

      Excuse me? What makes you think she is Jamaican? Jamaican people are not the only ones who kill, your comment was very ignorant.

      • lrobinson6

        I hope you got the one they blocked cause I’m not typing it again..

      • Ayisha

        I didn’t and it doesn’t matter because you are still ignorant!! anything else you say will just confirm it. Be Blessed

  • Rashida

    This is overkill…

  • Chaz

    I refuse to beileve this was JUST about rent.

  • OutHerSpace….

    Very sad..I just saw her Facebook. She had a boyfriend, worked, and basically just lived life. Nothing was that deep. R.I.P. to her. I hope that woman feels the pain she had to feel during that torture.

  • JuJu

    TImes that bad that you gotta cut up people cause they not paying rent?

    • Youknowwhatiitis

      I think the lady was jealous with her machete wielding a$$.

  • Cubano

    Cuevas is a big black Hispanic woman who looks just like David Ortiz and she’s mad about it. She was angry that the woman she killed looks like a woman and was lighter that she is.

    • Marques

      B*tch, are you the same ChicanoSpeaksUp on Bozzip?

      Stop it.

  • NYC Gal

    The tenant had complain to the k*ller landl0rd about not getting h0t water and electr*c*ty in her apartment. The tenant had to run an extension cord to the basement in order to get electricity. That’s why she was withholding the rent from the landl0rd. The tenant had a hu$band and 4 kids in G*yana. Who k*ll$ a tenant over money that they didn’t receive yet? This is a private house and all the k*ller landl0rd needed to do was go to court and evict the tenant. I hope that k*ller landl0rd gets the max!


      Now she don’t have to worry about getting rent from anyone, because she will be someone’s “bama bytch” IN PRISON. This was the most vial lowdown sickening thing and I hope she will get exactly what she deserves FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE.

      • customcalendars4u2

        Lol, If you’re sick enough to murd3r someone out of anger and then spread their body parts around town like “Chicken Feed”, when she goes to prison I doubt she will become someone’s bytch on the inside; more like she will MAKE someone her bytch instead…. Even those hardened criminal people who are there for much less serious crimes know to stay far, far away from crazy and this ish is certified CRAZY!!

    • customcalendars4u2

      Landlord tenant law is widely available & information to both parties is Free; but obviously there is “NO WAY” for a person to know someone is planning their homic!de over non-payment of rent. This is an Extreme case and no doubt wherever this Cuevas person originates from probably (Mexico) they do things very different there. They (had to be others involved) killed that poor woman like the Mexican Dr*g Traff!cking Cartel would! Lesson to learn from a story like this is not to get into an argument about something that needs to be worked out in court & avoid the landlord if your plan is to stay & not pay.

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  • GreyEyed

    The skinny one was a piece of craap for not paying her rent and having that smartass sense of entitlement, but she didn’t deserve to be cut up. I think the fat dark one was also jealous.

    • I_am_a_Gladiator/Scandalista

      Wtf? Shut up fool!

  • Renna Lea

    I forgot that I was reading this story on a black blog until I started reading the comments.

  • bigdawgman

    Sooo, ummm, how do you expect to get your rent money now??? Perhaps you should have tried other means. Guess you’ll have plenty of time to think about it in your new OITNB quarters….

    • bigdawgman

      WTF! It was only $200!!!! Burn that b*!

  • Guest

    What gruesome pics?

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  • Jay Lamont

    MY GAWD.

  • Nanette Wilkins

    So…she killed her because she wasn’t paying rent? When the scam artist realized she was probably going to jail for fraud, she went crazy.

  • John Rogers

    She looks like a turrdd.