The strangler wanted for killing a nurse who lived near Kennedy Airport last week was nabbed by cops in California with a woman tied up in his room, police sources said Wednesday.
Members of the NYPD Regional Fugitive Task Force found Danueal Drayton, of New Haven, Connecticut, at a hotel on Tuesday.
“When they go to the room, they find another woman tied up in his room alive,” a police source said.
Victim Samantha Stewart, 29, was found July 17 at her Jamaica home on 145th Road near 167th Street — with trauma to her neck and head, cops said.
Her family had called cops after her brothers couldn’t reach her by phone and went to check on her. She was found wrapped in a white sheet on the floor of her bedroom with her teeth knocked out and tongue hanging out of her mouth, her relatives previously told The Post.
Her family said she worked at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset.
Drayton, 27, may have met at least one of the women on the dating site Tinder, the sources said. DNA has also connected the alleged killer to a rape in Brooklyn, the sources said.