Prosecutors: Man charged with conspiracy after CT native found dead in New Jersey
Police have arrested a Queens man in connection with the death of a former Greenwich woman who's body was found in New Jersey.
New Jersey prosecutors say Aquellio Parker has been charged with conspiracy for allegedly helping to move the body of 42-year-old Nicole Flanagan.
Police say the 42-year-old was found in a plastic container in Ridgefield Park in New Jersey on Aug. 13. They say she was last seen in the vicinity of 95 Wall St. in Manhattan.
Police say a man was seen rolling a barrel out of a building on a luggage cart.
Flanagan lived in the Bronx, but grew up in Greenwich.
Relatives say Nicole Flanagan say she was a high-end escort and had lost close contact with her.
Her brother sent News 12 a statement on Tuesday, saying, "Our family is extremely shocked and saddened by the loss of Nicole. She was my best friend growing up. We had an unbreakable bond. I'll always cherish the times we shared. She had a smile that would light up the room, and an infectious laugh. I have a big hole in my heart now, but I will fill that void with the memories of all the great times we had."
The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office in New Jersey says it may release additional information on the case later Tuesday.
The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
Flanagan leaves behind three children.
Her funeral will be held on Aug. 27 in Greenwich.
There is a GoFundMe page set up to cover the costs of her funeral.