Officers in Pennsylvania responded to a gruesome crime scene early Friday (February 11) morning outside of Philadelphia. Officials in Clifton Heights said they received a report of a domestic disturbance after a neighbor reported hearing screaming and banging coming from a nearby apartment.
After a few minutes, the apartment became eerily quiet, and the neighbor could hear the “gathering or shifting of plastic material.” When officers arrived, they discovered 32-year-old Nicholas Scurria sitting on a mattress, sawing off the leg of his decapitated girlfriend.
Scurria told investigators that the two got into a fight and that he “knocked the victim unconscious after repeatedly striking her in the face/head areas.” He then admitted to dismembering her body so he could dispose of her remains.
He was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder, third-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon, and abuse of a corpse.
“I’ve been an officer for 32 years; this is absolutely horrible,” said Clifton Heights Police Chief Timothy Rockenbach. “I don’t even know what words I could describe to you how actually incredibly insane this is, especially in my town.”