NYC: NYPD didn’t realize ‘serial killer handyman’s’ first victim was murdered

A savvy Brooklyn funeral director found what the NYPD and city coroners initially missed — a small stab wound in an elderly woman’s neck that officials say helped link her death to an alleged serial killer.

In announcing the arrest of Kevin Gavin, 66 — who officials say murdered three older women who failed to pay him for running errands — police admitted Thursday that it wasn’t until the first victim’s body was at the funeral home that her fatal stab wound was discovered.

Myrtle McKenny was found dead in her apartment at the housing project in 2015, officials said.

The NYPD initially ruled her death non-suspicious, the NYPD admitted.

The director of Caribbean Funeral Service on Nostrand Avenue confirmed to The Post that he had spotted the “suspicious” wound while embalming McKenny back in 2015. 


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