Smell Leads Police to Mutilated Body of 400-lb. Man

Sonia SotomayorSoundview

BRONX, NY -- Police are investigating the death of a 400-pound man, whose decomposing body was found stuffed in a closet.

Officers responding to another call, noticed a putrid smell outside the apartment.

Inside, they discovered the rotting, mutilated body of Angel Rondon wrapped in a blood-soaked laundry bag inside a kitchen closet.

"It's soaked," a police source told the New York Daily News.

"It's a river of blood coming from the bag, at least 8 pints."

An autopsy shows, the 52-year old Bronx man died from massive blunt force trauma to his head.

Police say he had been cut into pieces and stuffed into the bag.

A hatchet was reportedly discovered on the blood-covered kitchen floor.

Neighbors told the Daily News that Rondon was suspected of selling drugs from his sixth floor apartment at the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Houses in Soundview.

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