Taray Herring Philadelphia
Taray Herring is a registered sex offender from Philadelphia who has been arrested in connection with human body parts, including deep-fried hands and feet, that were found in the back of a U-Haul truck, inside a burglarized home and in a dumpster.
Records indicate that Herring has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 2001, which includes convictions for aggravated assault, indecent assault, harassment and simple assault. In 2015, he was found guilty of indecent assault and harassment stemming from a 2013 incident, and was sentenced to nine to 18 months, but was immediately paroled. He was also registered as a sex offender.
Herring got in trouble with the law again in May 2020, when he was arrested on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, and theft.
How old is Taray Herring?
Taray Herring is 47 years old in 2021.
Taray Herring Abuse
Taray Herring was arraigned on Saturday on abuse of a corpse and burglary charges, as well as counts of criminal trespass, theft, and evidence-tampering. He was ordered held without bail. Police responding to a burglary call in the 1000 block of Sanibel Street in the Somerton neighborhood at around 9 am on Thursday followed a U-Haul truck that drove away from the property. Herring was the passenger in the vehicle.
The driver’s side door opened up, the driver came out with his hands up and said, I didn’t do it, it wasn’t me. I was paid to move a body,’ Philadelphia Police Sgt. Eric Gripp said, reported Philadelphia Inquirer.
Police opened the back of the moving truck and found a man’s dismembered body in a trash bag. An unspecified weapon was also recovered. The vehicle’s two occupants were arrested, but the driver was released without charges after questioning.
Although the victim has not been officially named, neighbors have identified him as 70-year-old Peter Gerold, who they say ran a massage therapy practice out of his home on Sanibel Street. Police said that on Wednesday, someone from out of state called them, asking to perform a welfare check on Gerold. Officers arrived at the residence but did not force their way inside because the home seemed secure and there were no signs of a break-in or foul play.
After interviewing Herring, police found body parts inside Gerold’s unattached garage and evidence that someone had tried to burn the remains, reported 6abc.
#ICYMI Taray Herring, 47, was arrested & charged over the weekend with burglary, abuse of corpse, tampering with evidence & more in case of dismembered body discovered in #Somerton Thursday. https://t.co/zQEgjoVyPX
— Trang Do (@TrangDoCBS3) February 16, 2021
Herring is due in court for a preliminary hearing on March 1.