Pennsylvania Police Receives Complaints About Foul Smell, Discover Body In Trash

| by Jonathan Constante

A Pennsylvania man has been arrested after confessing to killing his girlfriend and storing her body in his closet.

Hasan Gooden-Reid, 34, has been charged with criminal homicide, abuse of corpse, aggravated assault, criminal mischief and other charges, WNEP reported.

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“I don’t got nothing to say, can you just take camera off me right now? Gracias,” Gooden-Reid told reporters as he was being taken into custody.

He was arrested Tuesday evening after police received numerous complaints about a foul smell coming from his Williamsport apartment.

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Gooden-Reid told police he killed his girlfriend, Kristina Pope, earlier this month. He said he had gotten into an argument with her over a broken toilet inside his apartment on July 7.

The argument reportedly ended with Gooden-Reid stabbing Pope four times in back, wrapping her body in a blanket and throwing her in a closet. According to the arrest affidavit, Pope grabbed the knife first before Gooden-Reid took it from her.

Gooden-Reid told police he moved Pope’s body from the closet into the trash. Neighbors were shocked as they watched a forensic team and police go through Gooden-Reid’s garbage.

“I look and I see all this police tape everywhere and I’m like, ‘oh, my God,’” one neighbor told WNEP.

Police found Pope’s remains later that day. They found a human jaw bone in a trash container, Penn Live reported. Police said substantial damage was done to Gooden-Reid’s apartment because of the decomposing body.

“Oh, I can smell it again. It’s awful,” said another neighbor.

Gooden-Reid was booked into Lycoming County Prison and is being held without bail. He is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Aug. 13.

Sources: WNEP, Penn Live
Photo Credit: Penn Live, WNEP