Dimitry Sheiman was the prime suspect in the murder of a 21-year-old woman who was a student at Juilliard. Now he is claiming to be a clairvoyant who wants to help the cops catch the killer.
Sheinman, who prefers to be called "Victor," was center stage before a media throng outside the 34th precinct in Washington Heights. It's the same place where some of the NYPD's top homicide detectives grilled him about the murder of Sarah Fox.
In 2004, Fox's decomposed body was found in Inwood Hill Park, where she'd been jogging.
Sheinman reportedly knew details only the killer would know. He insists they came from clairvoyant visions and that he still communicates with Sarah's spirit.
He passed out a flier to show how he tried to help police before, but instead became a suspect. He refused to divulge what was in the papers he dropped off to cops, except to say they contained the name of the real killer, as envisioned by him and two other clairvoyants.
No matter what's there, police will probably follow up, says dnainfo.com investigative reporter Murray Weiss.
Investigators say the case has been tough to crack because of a lack of physical evidence and eyewitnesses. No arrests have ever been made.
Sheinman says he stepped back into the limelight to clear his name. He is also promoting a book.
The NYPD had no official comment on his claims or the case.