Brandy Odom

A dead woman's tattoo helped Brooklyn police identify her dismembered body that was scattered across a Brooklyn park. A tattoo of the word "chocolate" helped police identify the remains of Brandy Odom, whose naked upper torso and head were discovered by a dog-walker just off a path near E. 86th Street and Seaview Avenue, according to the NY Daily News.

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Christopher Thomas

Christopher Thomas, who murdered 10 people -- including 8 children -- in Brooklyn in 1984, was freed from an upstate New York prison in January, prison officials confirm.

Thomas, now 68, slaughtered 2 adults and 8 children in one of the worst mass shootings in New York history.

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Tonie Wells Barry Wells

Two NYPD cops were suspended without pay for ignoring an order to check on a pregnant woman who was later found dead in a stairwell in her Brooklyn home.

Tonie Wells, 22, died after she was strangled and pushed down a stairwell inside her Sterling Place home on Tuesday. Police arrested her husband Barry Wells, 29, who had a prior history of choking and assaulting her.

Barry Wells was previously arrested in September and charged with strangulation in the second degree for attacking his wife in Manhattan on July 20.

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Troy Ave

A week before rapper Troy Ave was shot while sitting in his prized Maserati on Christmas day, he showed off the $140K sports car on social media.

In one photo on his Instagram.com page, Ave posed next to the candy apple red car with his young son. Father and son wore matching red bubble jackets and expensive sneakers.

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Tiarah Poyau

Mayor Bill de Blasio walked back his plans to end NY's annual J’Ouvert parade after 2 young people were shot and killed early Monday.

The annual overnight street party in Brooklyn celebrating Caribbean culture was marred by violence for the third straight year.

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foster sisters

Two Brooklyn sisters took an epic trip to NYC that still has New Yorkers talking.

Zahara, 5, and Zamiyah, 7, woke up hungry and adventurous on Thursday morning. The girls, who are enjoying summer vacation from school, didn't want to awaken their foster parents.

So they donned Cinderella and Rapunzel costumes, accessorized with polka dot shower caps (in case of rain), and slipped out of their house.

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amani miller

Police are still searching for the suspects who tortured and shot 24-year-old Amani Miller in a Brooklyn housing project on March 15.

Miller was reportedly lured to the Bay View Houses in Carnasie, where he was shot to death in a fifth-floor hallway, according to the NY Daily News.

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glen grays

The overzealous NYPD cops who arrested an on-duty mailman for shouting at them have been placed on desk duty, the NY Daily News reports.

Lt. Luis Machado who oversaw the three plainclothes cops that arrested postal employee Glen Grays was relieved of his gun and badge.

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Foxy Brown

Old skool rapper Foxy Brown was honored with a proclamation and key to the city by the president of the Borough of Brooklyn. According to Hip Hop DX, Brown and Rev. Run's son Diggy Simmons were honored with the proclamations at the Leaders of Tomorrow event in Brooklyn.

Brown, who doesn't rap much anymore, spends her days posting Instagram.com Selfies of her ample assets, such as the image above.

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armed robbery Air Jordan 8

A Brooklyn teenager lost part of his arm attempting to steal a pair of coveted Air Jordan 8 retro sneakers at gunpoint.

Zachary Sam, 17, arranged to meet Phillip Pierre, 39, at 12:30 p.m. on Friday after spotting Pierre's Craigslist.com ad for a pair of $190 Air Jordan retro 8 sneakers.

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brooklyn rape case

The Brooklyn District Attorney's office missed Friday's deadline to take the notorious gang rape case before a grand jury.

The DA now has six months to prepare a case against five teenagers accused of raping a 18-year-old girl in a Brooklyn Park on Jan. 7.

All but 1 of the defendants were released on bond. A 17-year-old is being held on an unrelated assault charge.

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rape victim

A clerk at a Brooklyn area bodega where the distraught father of a 18-year-old rape victim sought help said the man was too drunk to speak coherently.

The clerk said the father was drunk and "swayed from side to side" when he asked to use the phone. The clerk said he refused the man's request because he didn't understand him.

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