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NYPD captures man seen leaving woman's corpse on lawn

  • This undated photo provided by the New York City Police Department on Saturday, May 21, 2016 shows Anthony Lopez. Police are looking for Lopez in connection with a man who was seen wheeling a dead body on a dolly before leaving it in front of a New York City home on Friday, May 20, 2016. (New York City Police Department via AP)

    This undated photo provided by the New York City Police Department on Saturday, May 21, 2016 shows Anthony Lopez. Police are looking for Lopez in connection with a man who was seen wheeling a dead body on a dolly before leaving it in front of a New York City home on Friday, May 20, 2016. (New York City Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo provided by the New York City Police Department on Saturday, May 21, 2016 shows Anthony Lopez. Police are looking for Lopez in connection with a man who was seen wheeling a dead body on a dolly before leaving it in front of a New York City home on Friday, May 20, 2016. (New York City Police Department via AP)

    This undated photo provided by the New York City Police Department on Saturday, May 21, 2016 shows Anthony Lopez. Police are looking for Lopez in connection with a man who was seen wheeling a dead body on a dolly before leaving it in front of a New York City home on Friday, May 20, 2016. (New York City Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Police have captured a man they say was seen wheeling a woman's dead body on a dolly and leaving it on the front lawn of a New York City home.

The suspect, 31-year-old Anthony Lopez, was apprehended Saturday following a manhunt using helicopters and dogs.

The NYPD says Lopez fled on Friday morning after an off-duty detective saw him wheeling the corpse, covered with a sheet, on Staten Island and tried to question him.

Police say that acting on a tip, officers located the suspect in Manhattan and arrested him after a brief foot chase. They say he had shaved his head.

The medical examiner will determine what caused the death of the unidentified woman.

It wasn't immediately clear if Lopez has a lawyer.