Authorities: Man arrested in connection with death of woman found stuffed in barrel; awaiting extradition
A man connected to the death of a woman whose body was found stuffed into a barrel is set to be extradited to New Jersey.
According to investigators, Nicole Flanagan, 42, of Connecticut, was reported missing from her New York home. Her body was later found stuffed in a barrel in Ridgefield Park.
Following a police investigation, one suspect, identified as Aquellio Parker, 29, of New York, was arrested. He will soon be extradited to Bergen County. Investigators say he was texting with Flanagan before her death.
Parker is charged with assisting in moving Flanagan's body in the barrel from Wall Street in New York to Ridgefield Park.
Investigators say the mother of three was last seen in Manhattan entering a Wall Street complex before she was reported missing.
Relatives tell News 12 Connecticut she was a high-end escort, and that they had lost close contact with her. Flanagan lived in the Bronx, but was originally from Greenwich, Connecticut.
Police have not identified the second suspect accused of moving Flanagan’s body. Investigators have also not released any information on how Flanagan died.
Her wake is today, and her funeral is Friday. Her family has set up a GoFundMe to help them with expenses.