A serial killer, 83, is being sought in connection with the discovery of a dismembered body in Brooklyn.

The Post has learnt that an 83-year-old serial killer who spent the majority of her life in prison for killing two ex-girlfriends is now being investigated for the murder of another woman whose dismembered body was discovered in Brooklyn last week.

According to reports and court records, Harvey Marcelin, who identifies as a transgender woman, was charged last week with concealment of a human corpse after she was allegedly spotted on security camera discarding human remains near her apartment.

According to a criminal complaint, a search warrant brought up “a human skull” in Marcelin’s home in Cypress Hills, and sources said detectives also recovered electric saws she bought at Home Depot.

The grisly case unfolded last week when the torso belonging to Susan Layden, 68, was recovered from an abandoned shopping cart at the corner of Pennsylvania and Atlantic avenues — less than a block away from Marcelin’s apartment, sources said.


Harvey Marcelin

Layden’s leg was located a few streets north a few days later, according to sources, but her arm was still missing.

According to authorities, the twice-convicted killer might now face new murder charges in Layden’s death, adding to her already frightening criminal background.

According to state prison records, the octogenarian served more than 50 years in state jail for murder and manslaughter charges dating back to 1963.

According to accounts, the rap came from the shooting murder of her live-in lover, Jacqueline Bonds, on April 18, 1963, inside the couple’s Manhattan apartment.

an apartment located at 2216 Eighth AvenueMarcelin used a .32 caliber revolver and shot Jacqueline Bonds in the hallway of their apartment in 1963.Courtesy of Google Maps

When she indicated she was leaving her, Marcelin snapped and shot Bond three times, according to reports.

Marcelin was sentenced to life in jail the same year, but was released on life parole in May 1984, according to state prison records.

According to authorities and court records, the killer had been free for less than a year when she was arrested again for fatally stabbing another live-in partner and packing her body into a bag she’d dropped on the street near Central Park.

In 1986, she was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter and sentenced to a 6-to-12-year prison sentence.

Marcelin was rejected parole numerous times, according to sources, and admitted to having “a problem with women” at one hearing.

NYPD suvMarcelin could face murder charges in Layden’s death, authorities said.

NYPDThe case remains under investigation.

According to documents, she was released from the Cayuga Correctional Facility in upstate New York in late 2019.

According to the criminal complaint, Layden was seen on security video entering Marcelin’s Pennsylvania Avenue apartment on February 27 with “a multi-colored bag with a floral decal” on it.

Prosecutors claim that was the last time she was seen alive.

The camera allegedly filmed Marcelin wheeling the same bag out of his building three days later, according to the complaint.

“A human torso was discovered inside the bag the next day,” according to the court filing.

“According to the surveillance footage, the original female Jane Doe never leaves the house.”

Marcelin is now being imprisoned on Riker’s Island without bail, and her next court date is in Brooklyn.

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