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Two charged in disposal of body in park

Two people were charged Tuesday with the illegal disposal of a body in Mayor's Park on April 27 and could face further charges as city police continue to investigate.

A National Grid crew found the body of David C. Brandl, 22, of Lockport, at 11 a.m. next to the roadway in the Sweeney Street park, Police Capt. William Hall said Tuesday.

Following an investigation, police charged both Migel E. Febres, 33, of Zimmerman Street, and Heather A. Fuller, 23, of no permanent address, with tampering with physical evidence, a felony.

Both were arraigned in City Court. Febres was ordered held in lieu of $750 bail and Fuller in lieu of $1,500 bail. The two are scheduled to return to court Thursday.

"Brandl was with them the night he died," Hall said.

"We are awaiting toxicology reports and are interviewing more people about what happened that night," the police captain added.

The toxicology reports will determine whether Brandl had drugs or alcohol in his system when he died.

Brandl was found in an area with a lot of foot traffic and still had both his wallet and cellphone. He had not been dead for a long period of time when he was found, Hall said.

The investigation is continuing, he said, and more charges could be filed.

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