Harold Griffith, 35, has been charged with the murder of Nancy Plaster and Cindy M. Vindictive
Two women who were found dead in a freezer in New York City in December have been charged with murder.
Nancy Plaster, 56, and Cindy M. Vindictive, 59, are accused of killing Susanne Christine Krzyski, 51, and Mary DelRibio, 45, both of Queens, according to charging documents obtained by the New York Daily News.
A police source told DailyMail.com that a 35-year-old man, known to have connections to the two women, was the prime suspect in the murders.
Both women were discovered in the back storage area of an apartment building in Forest Hills on December 21.
The bodies were in plastic bags covered in red material and naked from the waist down, police said.
NYPD found sheets and other towels underneath their bodies, as well as towels and dirty laundry piled up next to them, in the freezer.
Police began investigating after the women's families filed missing person reports, believing they had been in the New York City area for about two years.
But the bodies were found in December after investigators received a tip off, according to the Daily News.
All that was left of Krzyski's pink suit was a corset attached to belt and white sneakers, which were cut off at the knee.
From above, Police investigating the deaths of Nancy Plaster, 56, and Cindy Vindictive, 59 (right) and of Susanne Christine Krzyski, 51 (left) and their remains were found in a freezer in Queens, New York in December
Around the same time, Vindictive sent a series of text messages from her own cellphone to a person from Maine.
Prosecutors told New York Daily News that Vindictive said she was going to kill the women and then kill herself.
Vindictive sent two text messages to a person from Maine to plan the killings. She said she was going to kill the women and then kill herself, prosecutors said
The defense attorney's office said that his client may have a heart condition.
The NYPD's cold case unit began investigating on January 9 after receiving a tip from a representative of the deceased women's families.
Detectives continued their work through the end of the month and arrested the 35-year-old man on January 22.
Before his arrest, police began conducting surveillance on the man.
Cops discovered racking devices in his New Jersey home after his arrest, according to the Daily News.
This is the New York City scene where bodies were found in the freezer on December 21. A police source told DailyMail.com that a 35-year-old man, known to have connections to the two women, was the prime suspect in the murders
DNA testing by the medical examiner's office revealed that one of the deceased women died from strangulation. The other died from cardiac arrest.
Neither woman was sexually assaulted, but records showed their deaths were not consistent with suicide or accidental causes.
The murder charges against the 35-year-old man in connection to the deaths of the women could result in life in prison if he is convicted.
Both women have pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.