New York man arrested for murder after seen wheeling dead wife onto lawn

This undated photo provided by the New York City Police Department on Saturday, May 21, 2016 shows Anthony Lopez. (New York City Police Department)

( - Authorities in New York arrested a man Saturday who allegedly was seen wheeling a woman’s dead body on a dolly and leaving it on the front lawn of a home.

Anthony Lopez, 31, was charged with murder and concealing a human corpse. The New York City Police Department said Friday that an off-duty detective saw him wheeling the corpse, covered with a sheet on Staten Island. When the detective tried to question Lopez, the man fled.

Police said that officers, acting on a tip, located Lopez in Manhattan and arrested him after a brief foot chase. They said he had shaved his head at some point during the manhunt.

The medical examiner will determine what caused the death of 26-year-old Aduba Obiamaka, who police believe was Lopez's wife.