Police: Dismembered head in Florida is Mastic woman's

A dismembered head discovered in a Florida canal has been identified as belonging to a Mastic woman. The Broward County Sheriff's Department in Florida put out a sketch earlier this summer, after a female's

News 12 Staff

Aug 21, 2007, 2:53 AM

Updated 6,182 days ago

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A dismembered head discovered in a Florida canal has been identified as belonging to a Mastic woman.
The Broward County Sheriff's Department in Florida put out a sketch earlier this summer, after a female's head was found in a Waldbaum's shopping bag in April. According to officials, DNA tests confirmed the woman as 41-year-old Lorraine Hatzkorzian. Officials said the Waldbaum's bag helped them pinpoint their search, because Waldbaum's stores are only on Long Island.
Veda Coleman, of the Broward County Sheriff's Department, said they received a break in the case when Douglas Stein informed them his two roommates, 33-year-old Paul Bryan Trucchio and 39-year-old Robert Mackey, had bragged about "murdering a white female and dumping her body parts in Florida."
Trucchio and Mackey were charged with first-degree murder. They are being held in a Volusia County, Fla., jail without bond.
Hatzkorzian lived on Southaven Avenue in Mastic with her mother and sister.


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