Police were searching for clues to a mysterious homicide that took place in St. Albans late Friday night.
Around 10:30 p.m., officers responded to a 911 call of an unconscious woman in the common driveway of a house on Leslie Road, police said. The unidentified victim was pronounced dead by EMS crews a short time later, according to police.
A day later, the city medical examiner declared the death a homicide but did not give specifics on what led to her slaying. Police were looking for suspects and the investigation was ongoing as of press time Tuesday.
The owners of the house where the body was found refused to talk and neighbors said they had not heard any suspicious noise before the police came.
The woman was not named as of press time, but investigators released some features of the victim to help with tracking down her identity. She was described as a black woman in her 20s, 5 feet 4 inches tall and approximately 110 pounds.
The victim was found wearing a black T-shirt and brown stretch pants, according to police. She also had two tattoos, investigators said.
One was the name “Zoe” with two footprints on her lower right arm and the other was the word “Libra” on the right side of her chest, according to investigators.
This is the seventh murder to take place this year within the 113th Precinct’s jurisdiction, according to recent NYPD statistics. Overall crime in the area has increased nearly 2.5 percent with 1,032 reported crimes this year compared to 1,007 in 2009, police stats show.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS, text their tips to 274637 then enter TIP577 or log on to nypdcrimestoppers.com. All reports will be kept confidential.
Reach reporter Ivan Pereira by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 718-260-4546.
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