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Chilling Discovery: NYC Criminal Justice Reform Advocate Arrested in Connection with Dismembered Body Found in Freezer

NYPD Says Criminal Justice Reform Advocate Arrested After Body Found
Source: Mega

Police say they found a dismembered body in Bronx apartment and an ex-con turned criminal justice reform advocate has been arrested.

Mar. 11 2024, Published 12:02 p.m. ET

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A convicted felon turned criminal justice advocate was arrested in New York after police say they found a headless body in the victim’s apartment.

On March 5, the superintendent of an apartment building in the Bronx where 44-year-old Collin Small lived contacted the New York Police Department to conduct a welfare check after he heard several gunshots, according to court documents obtained by The New York Times.

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Surveillance footage allegedly shows the suspect, Sheldon Johnson, walking in and out of Small’s apartment several times as well as carrying cleaning supplies and a large trash bag, according to the NYPD.

Officials said the man seen on the video evidence changed outfits and wore different hats and at one point wore a wig.

Officers arrived late on the evening of March 5 and knocked on Small’s apartment door, which Johnson reportedly answered.

After investigators obtained a warrant to search the apartment, they discovered Small’s torso and feet in a plastic bin and his head, arms and legs in a freezer.

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Small reportedly sustained at least one gunshot wound to the head, according to authorities.

On March 7, Johnson was arrested and charged with murder, manslaughter, and criminal possession of a weapon, officials said.


Court records show Johnson recently served 25 years in prison after he was convicted of robbery and attempted murder while a member of the Bloods gang.

Johnson was released from prison in May 2023.

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Upon his release, the suspect became a criminal justice reform advocate, worked for the Queens public defender’s office and even recently appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast.

Johnson was booked into jail and was being held without bail.


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