HEMPSTEAD - Officials say the victim in the case of body parts found in Bay Shore and Hempstead was stabbed to death. 

Sources have said the victim is believed to be Chinelle LaToya Browne, a missing Brooklyn mother of four children. 

A dismembered body was found July 8 in Bay Shore. Later that week two arms were found in two locations in Hempstead. 

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Officials say four days ago, a head was also found in Hempstead. 

A law enforcement source tells Newsday the victim was stabbed to death, then dismembered and her body was dumped.