A 21-year-old man, Khalid Barrow, has been convicted by a jury for the murder of his cousin, Nisaa Walcott, in addition to stealing her money and concealing her body in a storage container in the Bronx.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg stated that Barrow was found guilty of “brutally killing his cousin Nisaa Walcott and concealing her body for days while he stole her money, used her apartment, and tricked her young child into covering his tracks.”
According to court records, the jury also found Barrow guilty of the concealment of a corpse.
The discovery of Walcott’s body, aged 35, was made by a man who found her in a container placed on the sidewalk across from a storage facility, as reported by NBC New York.
Surveillance footage indicated that Barrow had visited Walcott’s apartment, later leaving with a large storage container. Another person was observed assisting Barrow in transporting the bin to its location in the Bronx.
Barrow allegedly sent text messages pretending to be Walcott, causing concern among her family. Shortly after officials discovered Walcott’s body, police arrested Barrow. Walcott, survived by her teenage son and other relatives, has left a significant void in her family, noted Bragg.
After the verdict, Bragg expressed gratitude to the jury for their time and attention in addressing the evidence in what he described as a deeply disturbing case, stating, “Her death left a hole in her family that can never be filled, and my heart goes out to her loved ones.”