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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 9:51am

Teen arrested after mom's body found stuffed in plastic container.

Police have arrested the 16-year-old son of a woman whose body was found stuffed in plastic contained in New York City Wednesday.

The teen is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and criminal weapon possession charges.

A building superintendent made the grisly discovery across from where the victim, 34-year-old Tihesha Savage, r, lived on Macombs Road, just off Jerome Avenue in the Bronx.

Authorities say Savage had severe head trauma.

Neighbors were stunned to learn of the discovery.

"She was a good mother. You always see her taking her daughter to the park, to the school," said one woman.

It's not clear what prompted the alleged murder.

Information on an attorney for the teen wasn't immediately available.

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