MINEOLA, New York – A man was jailed without bail Saturday, one day after he was arrested on charges he dismembered his neighbor and drove around with her severed head in the trunk of his car.
Evan Marshall, 31, of Glen Cove, New York, was arraigned on second-degree murder in the brutal slaying of Denice Fox at her home inside an exclusive gated community in Glen Cove. Police said Marshall kept the victim's body parts inside several trash bins in the basement of his home — except for the head, which was in his 1990 Toyota.
The 57-year-old Fox was a retired school teacher, and authorities offered no motive for Thursday's gruesome slaying. Marshall had no violent criminal history, with arrests only for petit larceny and driving while intoxicated, authorities said.
He was arrested Friday after driving his car back to his home, where police were waiting. Two large carving knives were recovered at the crime scene, police said.
On Thursday, Fox's daughter called Glen Cove police after discovering her mother was missing and finding blood in the vestibule of her mother's home. Police canvassing the neighborhood were allowed into the home where Marshall lived with his mother, and soon made their grisly discovery.
Marshall also was suspected of using his car to run down a woman walking on a sidewalk about a 1 mile away from the Fox home on Thursday morning. The unidentified woman was hospitalized, but her injuries were not life-threatening.