DNA analysis confirmed that the skeletal remains of a woman found in a suitcase nearly two years ago on the top floor of a fire-scarred building at 174 Hull St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant were those of stripper Erica McDaniel, known as “Shorty Pee.”
Brooklyn detectives ruled her death a homicide and are tracing the troubled past and associations of the young woman, who was from Kansas and who was 30 at the time of her death.
McDaniel’s family was in the military and she moved around the country, having lived in Florida, Alaska, as well as Kansas, said police.
Records show that McDaniel, who spent time in a Kansas prison for battery, had a number of associates or possible relatives on Long Island.
Police are asking, anyone with information on McDaniel and the possible circumstances surrounding her death to contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-Ideas.