Cops discover the body of a Wall Street escort stuffed in a barrel in a grisly moment.
The terrible moment police discovered an escort's naked body put into a 55-gallon barrel dumped in New Jersey has been captured on video.
Aerial video captured by CBS 2 News shows cops surrounding the enormous plastic container after locals discovered the barrel transformed into a coffin on a walkway in Ridgefield Park last week due to an offensive odor.
At least five officers were spotted scrutinizing the barrel, which was eventually discovered to contain the remains of Nicole Flanagan, 42, a 42-year-old high-end escort.
Residents reported the barrel to police on Aug. 13 after smelling a terrible odor emanating from it.
“It's terrifying to realize that someone has just shoved someone into a barrel, as if they were nothing. It's quite frightening. That is very horrific,” a resident told CBS 2 News. “I'm hoping they apprehend whoever did it because I'd rather not have to look over my shoulder. I want my children to have the opportunity to play outside.”
Additionally, neighbors informed the local TV station that garbage pickup occurs on Fridays, thus the barrel did not appear unusual at first.
Grim details have surfaced in the week since the discovery — including how Flanagan was thrown into the barrel in a posh New York City apartment building before being dumped in the New Jersey area.
According to police sources, Flanagan was recognized after cops ran her prints. She was seen on security camera entering 95 Wall St. in the Financial District the night before her death was recovered.
She entered the building with a male who, according to sources, has been identified by authorities.
At approximately 10:45 p.m. that same night, the footage showed the man removing the barrel from the high-end apartment complex on a baggage rack and loading it onto a U-Haul.
When the drum was brought inside the building, a security guard questioned it, but the man claimed he was moving, sources added.
Cops continue to look for the U-Haul.
According to accounts, Flanagan had previously been apprehended for prostitution.
According to sources, a Bergen County medical examiner saw no evidence of injuries on the woman's body and ordered a toxicology report.
According to an online obituary and social media, she was from Greenwich, Connecticut, and went by the nickname "Nicky B."
Her social media pages were adorned with a succession of phrases, including "F–k with me when your Chakras are aligned" and "What can I say... I am simply ME.”
The woman's body had no evidence of injury, according to a Bergen County medical examiner. A toxicological report is being prepared.
On Wednesday, the NYPD was called in to assist with the investigation.
According to a tenant of the building, police have been concentrating their efforts on a 22nd-floor apartment occupied by two guys in their mid-20s.
“The police are still up there looking for the two guys,” the resident, who requested anonymity, told The Post on Thursday from outside the building.
According to the neighbor, the two males moved in during the pandemic.
“They had a stylish, youthful appearance. You would take them for granted. They were always courteous to me and would strike up a discussion with me in the hallway,” he explained.
The man continued, "Police questioned me if I smelled anything strange," but all he could recall was the stench of "marijuana and a poor air freshener."
“I smelled nothing unusual,” he stated.