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The man who allegedly killed his girlfriend in upstate New York and left her body stuffed in the trunk of a parked car in Queens has been arrested in Florida, a source said Sunday.
Kareem Flake was arrested in the Sunshine State and a law enforcement source said he had been held at a correctional facility in Osceola since Friday. The NYPD has been looking to arrest Flake for the 2020 murder of Destini Smothers.
Smothers, from Troy, New York, was 26 years old and had two young children with Flake. He disappeared in November 2020.
Her mother’s body was discovered in March 2021 when Department of Health workers towing a sedan in South Ozone Park opened the trunk and discovered her decomposing body inside.
Smothers died of a blunt force impact to the head, with a skull fracture and brain injury, according to the city medical examiner’s office.
Flake was arrested in Kissimmee, Florida for domestic battery on another woman and is being held at the Osceola jail, according to the source. New York police are waiting to hear the results of charges filed in Florida against him before an extradition hearing is held.
It is currently unclear how long it will take to transfer Flake to New York and prosecute him for the alleged murder of Smothers.
The young mother was last seen leaving the Bowlero bowling alley in November 2020, where she attended a birthday party with Flake, according to the missing person report filed at the time.
The couple had a “heated argument” that night, the report says.
Her case received renewed attention in September 2021 when Gabby Petito gained global prominence and sparked a national conversation about “missing white woman syndrome,” the idea that missing cases involving people of color quickly disappear from the public eye. national radar, while those of white women receive the bulk of the attention.