Grand jury indicts James Rackover in NYC apartment party slaying of Joseph Comunale

A New York grand jury has indicted a 25-year-old Manhattan man accused of killing a Connecticut resident whose body was found in Monmouth County.



The panel voted Monday to indict James Rackover, an ex-con from Florida who owned the East Side luxury apartment where police say 26-year-old Joseph Comunale was stabbed 15 times on Nov. 13.



Prosecutors won't reveal what charges Rackover will face until he's arraigned in December.



Rackover and co-defendant Lawrence Dilione were charged last week with concealment of a human body, hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence.



Neither defendant has been charged with murder as investigators are still trying to determine who killed the Stamford, Connecticut man.



Comunale's family says a wake will be held Tuesday, followed by a funeral Wednesday in Stamford.



Comunale's body was found buried in a shallow grave in Oceanport on Nov. 16.



Rackover denies any involvement in Comunale's murder. Dilione's attorney couldn't be reached for comment.



The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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