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NYPD searching for Joseph Danclair, last seen with two women later found dead, police say

Joseph Danclair, 36, is being sought by the

Joseph Danclair, 36, is being sought by the NYPD for questioning in connection with the deaths of two women in separate city hotel rooms, police said. Credit: NYPD

NYPD detectives want to question a Brooklyn man they said was last seen with two women shortly before both were found dead -- one last week and another in July -- in separate city hotel rooms, officials said Tuesday.

Joseph Danclair, 36, with a last known residence of 530 Parkside Ave., was captured on surveillance video from the hotels where the bodies were found, detectives said.

The videos show a man who appears to be Danclair going into hotel rooms with the women, detectives said.

The body of a 35-year-old Staten Island woman was discovered July 23 at the Bushwick Hotel in Brooklyn, said Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce.

The second woman's body was found Sept. 8 in the Manhattan Broadway Hotel on West 38th Street in Manhattan. The woman's residence was not available.

Neither woman's body showed signs of sexual abuse and the deaths are under review by the city medical examiner, Boyce said.

"Right now I don't have a homicide," Boyce said. "We are looking for this person right now in order to answer some of these questions going forward."

So far, investigators have not linked the deaths but are searching through other cases to see if there is a connection, according to Boyce.

Danclair, who has 28 prior arrests, mostly for drugs, was also identified through a fingerprint found at the Brooklyn hotel, Boyce said.

Police also found similarities in the condition of the hotel rooms, but Boyce wouldn't elaborate.

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