A man led cops yesterday to a bag in a Queens park filled with some of the grisly remains of the wife he admitted killing and dismembering, according to the New York Post.
Edwin Fuentes, 44, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence in the June 2007 death of his wife, Reina De Los Santos Reyes, 42, of Woodhaven.
He will be sentenced to 20 years in prison as part of a plea deal that included divulging the whereabouts of his wife’s remains, said Queens DA Richard Brown.
Brown said Fuentes admitted putting his arm around his wife’s neck and choking her to death.
He also said he dismembered her body and stuffed some parts in a suitcase in Forest Park. The luggage was found by a group of teenagers almost a year later.
As part of his guilty plea, Fuentes agreed to lead investigators to the rest of his wife’s body.
After he ditched the body, Brown said, Fuentes called police and reported his wife missing.
But officers became suspicious of him when they noticed fresh scratch marks on both his arms and a bite mark on his left hand.