Motive sought after dog-walking resident discovers dismembered body in NYC park

Brandy Odom, 26, was found dead in Canarsie Park in Brooklyn, New York.

April 11, 2018, 3:17 PM

New York City authorities are working to determine how a 26-year-old woman’s dismembered body turned up in a Brooklyn park this week, according to a police source.

Brandy Odom’s torso was found in Canarsie Park Monday night, the source said, while her arms and legs were found Tuesday.

PHOTO: An undated photo of Brandy Odom, 26, who has been found dead in Brooklyn, New York.
An undated photo of Brandy Odom, 26, who has been found dead in Brooklyn, New York.
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PHOTO: The New York Police Department investigates the discovery of a dismembered woman in a Brooklyn park, April 10, 2018, in New York City.
The New York Police Department investigates the discovery of a dismembered woman in a Brooklyn park, April 10, 2018, in New York City.
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PHOTO: Police investigate the discovery of a dismembered woman after remains were found by a woman walking her dog, April 9, 2018, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Police investigate the discovery of a dismembered woman after remains were found by a woman walking her dog, April 9, 2018, in Brooklyn, N.Y. 
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Patricia Smith made the discovery Monday night while walking her dog in the park, where spiky black hair caught her attention, ABC New York City station WABC-TV reported.

"I came back and looked closer," Smith said, "and it was the body of a female with her limbs removed."

PHOTO: Police investigate the discovery of a dismembered woman in a Brooklyn park, April 10, 2018, in New York City.
Police investigate the discovery of a dismembered woman in a Brooklyn park, April 10, 2018, in New York City.
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PHOTO: The New York Police Department investigates the discovery of a dismembered woman in a Brooklyn park, April 10, 2018, in New York City.
The New York Police Department investigates the discovery of a dismembered woman in a Brooklyn park, April 10, 2018, in New York City.
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Police have identified the woman as Odom, of Brooklyn, police said.

Odom was never reported missing, a police source said.

"We do our normal walk here every Tuesday," resident Michele Brown told WABC. "We're just heartbroken, all of us. My heart aches."

PHOTO: An undated photo of Brandy Odom, 26, who has been found dead in Brooklyn, New York.
An undated photo of Brandy Odom, 26, who has been found dead in Brooklyn, New York.
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The medical examiner will determine the cause of her death, police said.

A reward up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment of anyone responsible for her death, the NYPD said. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-577-8477.

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