Brooklyn Teen Abducted And Killed On Her Way Home From Catholic School
By Kemberly Richardson
(Williamsburgh-WABC, March 1, 2004) A young man accused of a gruesome and senseless murder is behind bars today. The victim was one her way home from Catholic school when she was abducted and killed.
She was active in her church and volunteered at a nursing home, but the way Guilene Valcin died was in sharp contrast to the way she live her life. A man going through the dumpster found the badly mutilated body of the teenaged girl stuffed in a trunk.
Just a few hours ago, a man believed to be Valcin's boyfriend was charged with second-degree murder after walking into the 81st Precinct and telling police he killed her.
The 14-year-old. Guilene "Gil" Valcin, was found dead -- crammed with her bible into a shipping trunk. Her body, with more than fifty stab wounds, was found in a dumpster in Williamsburg Saturday.
Valcin's relatives reported the young girl missing just hours before she was found.
Police say 19-year-old Anthony Perez, an ex-serviceman, confessed to the brutal murder. Perez told cops he strangled and stabbed her, then mutilated her body while trying to cut it apart.
After that, police say Perez dumped the body in a plastic trunk that bore his name and address, then tossed it in the dumpster and before cops caught up with him, Perez turned himself in.
Valcin was the daughter of Haitian immigrants. On Friday, she was heading to a library with a girlfriend, then told her girlfriend she changed her mind to go to the movies with Perez.
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