Police seek suspects in murder of gay Bronx man
March 18 2005 1:00 AM ET
New York City police are looking for possible former sex partners of a murdered gay Bronx man whose apartment was torched to cover up the killing, reports the New York Post. Firefighters on Sunday night found the badly burned body of Marvin Page, 52, lying facedown on the floor of his apartment, right across the street from the 46th Precinct station house, police said. His throat had been slashed, and there was a knife in his back, sources told the paper. The fire in Page's first-floor apartment--which required 60 firefighters to bring under control--was arson, fire department sources said. Police said it may have been set in an attempt to cover up the murder. Page's car is also missing.
In the past, men had been seen going in and out of Page's apartment, police said. "We don't know why anyone would do this," said Felicia Ross, who also lives in the building and whose husband is Page's cousin. She said Page worked as a drug counselor in Manhattan and moved into the building several months ago. "He never caused any trouble," she told the paper. "He was just a hardworking man."