Thursday, May 15, 2003


Burned-out house on Kings Highway near East 57 Street in East Flatbush behind which body of missing Remsen Avenue resident Ramona Moore, a Hunter College student, was found this week. She had been missing since April 24. Charles Rogers
The decomposed body of Hunter College student Ramona Moore, 21, who had been missing from her Remsen Avenue home since last month, was found behind a burned-out house on Kings Highway last weekend, police said.
According to NYPD spokesperson Police Officer Jennara Verleth, the victim’s mother, Ellie Carmichael, received an anonymous phone call Saturday afternoon directing her to go to the Kings Highway address, an abandoned private home near East 57 Street that had sustained a fire recently, where she would find her daughter.
Carmichael immediately called police, and officers from the 63rd Precinct and Emergency Service Units began searching in and around the house, eventually discovering Moore’s naked body behind the house wrapped in a blanket.
"The medical examiner’s office couldn’t come up with an identity at first," said Verleth. "They called it a homicide right away and said the girl had apparently been beaten to death." Sources later said it appeared she had been beaten about the head and chest.
The spokesperson said Moore left her house at about 7:30 p.m. to visit a friend and then left the friend’s house at 9 p.m. to go to a Burger King Restaurant at Church and Remsen avenues. She never reached the restaurant, police said, after questioning a number of neighborhood residents and restaurant personnel.