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Can you identify this unidentified woman who is wanted for the grand larceny for the theft of a subway passengers ATM card? NYPD officials have released images of the suspect and are seeking the help of anyone who can help identify and/or locate her.

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The incident occurred on the evening of November 17, 2012 in New York City.

The victim was a woman who realized she was missing her wallet containing her Chase Visa and MasterCard along with other items while at the Borough Hall subway station in Downtown Brooklyn.

Two days later surveillance tape from Chase Bank at 8th Ave. and W. 15 Street captured footage of a young dark-haired white female, between the ages of 25-30, posing as the victim and withdrawing the large sum of cash from her account. She is estimated to be around 5’3″ tall, weighing approximately 120 pounds with a thin frame.

The suspect can also be seen wearing glasses in the still-shots shown above. It is unknown if they’re prescription glasses and/or reading glasses or merely for style. She is wearing dark (possibly black) clothing in what looks like a black (light) jacket and female fashion boots.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Crime Stoppers (NY) 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) 

Tips may also be submitted online at the Crime stoppers website, or via text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577.

01/07/12 NY — The half-charred body of a naked woman has been discovered on a secluded New York City beach.

The body was reported to police at 7.15am on Sunday by a hiker who was walking through the Marine Park nature preserve in Brooklyn.

Detectives are trying to determine what befell the woman and whether she was murdered.

Grim discovery: The woman's body was found on a beach at Marine Park in Brooklyn, New York
Grim discovery: The woman’s body was found on a beach at Marine Park in Brooklyn, New York

No identification was found on the body – leaving investigators scrambling to determine who she was.

She was discovered near the water, close to a footpath through the brush in the park, the New York Post reported.

Part of the woman’s body had been burned, but there were no obvious signs of potentially-fatal trauma, according to the Post.

Secluded: The body was found between Marine Park (right) and Gerritsen Beach (left)

Secluded: The body was found between Marine Park (right) and Gerritsen Beach (left)

An autopsy will have to determine a cause of death.

Officers told the Post that her body had not been on the beach long.

She was found on the border of Marine Park and Gerritsen Beach, a largely Irish Catholic neighborhood in Brooklyn.

The area of hit hard by Hurricane Sandy – though police say the death is not related to the storm because it appears the victim died recently.

Source: Dailymail.co.uk

12/29/12 UPDATE QUEENS, NYC —

  • Police in Brooklyn picked up a 31-year-old homeless woman suspected in the fatal subway shove case
  • She was still wearing the same jacket seen in surveillance video the night of the incident
  • Victim was identified as Sunando Sen, 46, an immigrant from Calcutta, India
  • Roommates say Sen had just opened a copy shop with a partner on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
  • Sen was standing on the elevated platform of a 7 train in Queens at about 8pm Thursday
  • Witnesses said the woman had been following him and mumbling to herself before shoving him onto the tracks
  • Officers are searching for the woman who is described as Hispanic, in her 20s and heavy set and have released surveillance footage
  • Homeless Naeem Davis, 30, was charged with the murder of Ki-SuckHan after he was shoved in front of a train in Times Square on Dec. 3

Suspect

Composite sketch of 31-year-old homeless woman (above) accused of pushing Sunando Sen, below, to his death in front of a 7 train in Queens

Innocent: Sunando Sen, 46, a native of Calcutta, India, has been identified as the man who was shoved onto the subway tracks in front of an oncoming train

olice have detained a woman Saturday suspected of pushing an Indian immigrant to his death onto the subway tracks in New York City.

According to the New York Post, investigators took the 31-year-old homeless woman into custody wearing the same jacket seen in surveillance video that showed her fleeing from the 40th Street-Lowery train station in Queens on the night of the attack.

The woman, who has not been charged yet, was picked up at at around 5am at the corner of Empire Boulevard and Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, the sources told The Post. Click here for full updated article.. by Dailymail.

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12/28/12 QUEENS, NYC — NYPD Searching For Unidentified Woman Accused Of Killing Man By Pushing Him Onto The Subway Tracks

Scene outside NYC subway station where man was pushed to his death onto tracks in front of oncoming train on night of Dec. 27, 2012, according to police, in the city's second such incident this month.

Outside NYC subway station where man was pushed to his death onto tracks in front of oncoming train Yesterday night (link to surveillance video showing the unidentified woman can be found at the end of this post)

NYPD are searching for the unidentified woman who they said fled a train station immediately after pushing an unsuspecting man to his death at a Subway Train Station in New York City.

The man, who has not been identified, was standing on the elevated platform of a 7 train in Queens Boulevard in the Sunnyside neighborhood at approximately 8pm last night (12/27/12) when an unidentified woman shoved him onto the tracks.

According to witnesses, the woman was supposedly following the man while mumbling to herself and although her mumbling drew attention, it appears the victim had not noticed he was being followed. According to police, the woman was sitting on a bench and when the train pulled in, she got up and shoved the man down. The man had apparently been standing with his back to her and the woman pushed him at the last possible second, giving the man no time to defend or save himself.

The victim was hit by the first car of an 11-car northbound train and got stuck under the wheels of the second. He was pronounced dead at the scene and according to NYPD, he had sustained ‘terrible injuries that make providing a description difficult at this time.’

I heard the train screech as it was stopping and then heard this loud scream,‘ Linda Santini-Tripodis, who was under the 40th Street station at the time, told The Sunnyside Post. ‘I’m never going to forget that scream for as long as I live.’

Crime scene: The shocking incident occurred at a station in Queens, pictured, and is the second horrific case this month

Photo which shows the train station in New York City where a man was pushed to his death

This isn’t December’s first NYC Subway murder. Earlier this month, a very similar attack happened which involved a man being pushed his death on the subway tracks in NYC.

On December 3, 2012, 58-year-old Ki-Suck Han was pushed to his death in Time Square by Naeem Davis, a thirty year old homeless man who was also described by witnesses as ‘mumbling to himself’ shortly before pushing Han in front of a train. Davis was soon arrested after being identified on surveillance tape. He has been charged with first degree murder.

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Photo of Ki-Suck Han a forty-eight year old married man who was killed earlier this month in a similar attack

A photograph of Han on the tracks a split second before he was killed was published on the front of the New York Post the following day, which caused outrage and debate over whether the photographer, who had also been waiting for a train, should have tried to help him and whether the newspaper should have run the image. Apparently no one else tried to help up Han, either.

Police viewed footage from a 24-hour surveillance camera outside a pizza restaurant located across from the station and were able to obtain clear images of the suspect, according to The New York Times.

‘She jumps from the stairs and she just runs,’ said Oasis Restaurant owner, Giovanni Briones.

Briones went on to say that he did not recognize the woman but that a restaurant regular was on the train and felt a bump as it ran over the man.

Police have very little to go on and are hoping the public will help in identifying the suspect who is described as being 5’5” tall, heavy-set Hispanic female, in her twenties wearing a blue, white and gray jacket and Nike sneakers with gray on top and red on the bottom.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO WHICH SHOWS THE WOMAN RUNNING

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: NYC Crimestoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS, text “TIP577″ (plus your message) to “CRIMES” (274637), or submit a tip online.

Two drawing’s depicting pregnant Jane Doe discovered in Huron

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Sex: Female
Age: 30 – 40 years old
Height: 5′ 1″ – 5′ 6″
Weight: Unk pounds
Other: Pregnant

Remains Found: Date: 08/29/2002
Location: Wooded area Town of Huron, Wayne County, New York
Other:
Skeletal remains of an adult female and fetus were located in a wooded area north of a state fishing access and boat launch road in the Town of Huron, N.Y. This area is midway between Rochester and Syracuse, N.Y. There is access to Lake Ontario from this location.
The female was of mixed race (biracial) (black/hispanic/caucasian), approximately 5′ 1″ – 5′ 6″ tall, with reddish/brown hair that was possibly dyed.
DNA, dental records and partial fingerprints are available for those who may need it.

If you have any information regarding this case please contact: New York State Police (NYPD) – (585) 398-4100

You may also e-mail any information to:
nysvicap@troopers.ny.gov

Manhatten Hitman Murders Man In Broad Daylight

A shocking image has been released of the moment a suspected hit man followed closely behind his victim on a busy Manhattan street and pulled a gun out of his pocket, right before he shot him in the head at close range.

NYPD have released CCTV footage which shows Brandon Lincoln Woodard, 31, from Los Angeles, walking and texting on his phone as his killer gets out of his getaway car and walks almost beside him.

The killer exited the passenger side door of his light grey Lincoln Sedan on 58th Street and casually popped the hood of his black sweatshirt before taking the semi-automatic pistol out of his pocket.

He followed his victim for around ten minutes before killing him.

Moment of attack: Brandon Woodard is seen texting on his phone moments before his killer, on the left, pulls a gun from his pocket and shoots him in the head in broad daylightMoment of attack: Brandon Woodard is seen texting on his phone moments before his killer, on the left, pulls a gun from his pocket and shoots him in the head in broad daylight

Killed: Brandon Woodard, 31, was the victim of a targeted hit, police believe

Victim: Brandon Woodard was said to have been trying to turn around a life of crime after being arrested on a number of charges and was studying law

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Police say it was a targeted hit. The killer is still at large.

The NYPD released a statement saying: ‘In the video, the gunman wanted in the shooting death yesterday of Brandon Lincoln Woodard, 31 of Los Angeles, is seen ten minutes before the shooting.

‘The shooter, who appears to be bald and may have a beard, exited a late model Lincoln sedan, initially bare-headed, but soon pulled the hood of his jacket over his head.

‘Ten minutes later, at approximately 2:00pm, the shooter walked up behind Woodard and fired.  In the attached still, the gunman is seen behind Woodard  a moment before the shooting, pulling the weapon from his jacket pocket.’

Click the link at the top for full article and to watch CCTV footage showing the killer standing by his gateaway vehicle.

 

UPDATE 11/18/12, NYC — Picture of the .22 Caliber Killer: ‘Methodical’ gunman behind Brooklyn store owner’s murder linked to two other shootings 

  • Casings from the same .22 caliber handgun found at all three crime scenes
  • Killer may have chosen stores based on lack of surveillance cameras
  • All three victims are Middle Eastern, prompting fears of racial motivation
  • Police offering $12,000 reward for information

Murder

Suspect: Following one homicide at a 99 cent store that used the same gun, police released this sketch of the suspect

A sketch of the killer has been released after a witness told police he noticed a disturbed man at a previous victim’s store just before a body was discovered, muttering to himself about putting a bullet in someone’s head.

He is said to be roughly 5-foot-5 and around 140 pounds.

Click here for full updated article written and published by Dailymail.co.uk

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11/17/12, NYC — Authorities say a New York City boutique owner was shot to death in the head Friday night with the same gun that killed two other shopkeepers in the same borough over the summer. Ballistics tests matched in each killing, all of which occurred in Brooklyn shops with an ‘8’ in the address. The Daily News reports that the shop owner Vahidipour Rahmatollah of Great Neck was behind the counter of She She in Brooklyn’s Flatbush section when he was shot Friday night.

BoutiqueScene: Police believe the killer may have been casing the shop, as it had no security cameras to catch him in the act

The gunman dragged the victim’s body toward the back of the store and covered it with clothing.  Police found the 78-year-old with two gunshot wounds to the head and one to the torso, DNA Info reported.

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Pictured above: Victim,  Vahidipour Rahmatollah
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Pictured: Composite Sketch of potential suspect
When he didn’t come home at the usual time his family called the police, who discovered his body. It wasn’t not clear if the killer actually took anything, or if the murder was his sole motivation. ‘He never had in his whole life one enemy, he didn’t have, he was a very kind man,’ his sobbing wife, Naima Rahmatollan, told reporters.  Saturday he was supposed to be at his grandson’s Bar Mitzvah. Police believe the murderer had been watching the store in preparation for the attack, noting that he’d chosen a shop with no security cameras. The other two merchants were killed July 6 and Aug. 2 with the same .22-caliber gun. Mohammed Gebeli, 65, was shot to death at his clothing store at 7718 Fifth Ave. and Issac Kadare, 59, was found dead in his Bensonhurst store at 1877 86th St.  No one has been arrested in any of the killings.

Article written and published by Dailymail.co.uk on 11/16/12

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	Members of the musical group RUN-DMC (L to R) Jason Mizell (Jam Master Jay), Darryl McDaniels (DMC) and Joseph Simmons (DJ Run) pose for photographs after being inducted into Hollywood’s Rockwalk on February 25, 2002 in Los Angeles, California. Hollywood’s Rockwalk is a sidewalk gallery dedicated to honoring artists who have made a significant contribution to the evolution of rock ‘n roll. REUTERS/Adrees Latif<br />
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Pictured;  Left, Jason (Jam Master Jay) Mizell, Darryl (DMC) McDaniels and Joseph (Run) Simmons of hip-hop super group Run-DMC. The rappers from Hollis, Queens, are reuniting for a concert tour without Mizell who was murdered in 2002. The case remains unsolved.

10/23/12 (Article written and published by NYDailyNews)  — Murder Of Jason Mizell A.k.a Jam Master Of Run DMC Remains Unsolved Ten Years Later:

Hip-hop pioneers Run-DMC are back on tour — their first without the backbeat of the group, DJ Jam Master Jay, the victim of an unsolved slaying shrouded in mystery and lack of cooperation by witnesses.

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Pictured; Body of rapper Jason (Jam Master Jay) Mizell is removed from Merrick Blvd. recording studio after Oct. 30, 2002, murder.

The platinum-selling band — which brought hip-hop to the mainstream with hits like “It’s Tricky,” “King of Rock” and a remake of Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” — kicked off a tour last month even as the NYPD remains frustrated the 2002 execution-style rubout of the hip-hop star, whose real name was Jason Mizell, remains stalled 10 years later.

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“We never really had a good lead,” the case’s head detective, Vincent Santangelo, told the Daily News. “Nobody would or nobody could tell us the who or what. We’re still looking for that person.”

Law enforcement sources, who at one time worked the case, said the people inside Mizell’s 24/7 recording studio provided a play-by-play account of the Oct. 30, 2002 murder — but everyone stopped short in identifying the gunman or his sidekick.

The 37-year-old turntable wizard — who stayed anchored near the hardscrabble Hollis neighborhood where he grew up — arrived at the studio just hours before the killing.

After packing some equipment for a show in Philadelphia the next day, Mizell got a bite to eat and took a seat on a couch at the rear of the studio. His pal, Uriel (Tony) Rincon, sat next to him and the pair began playing a video game.

Mizell placed a .45-caliber pistol on the arm rest.

A short time later, Mizell’s assistant, Lydia High, entered the cramped studio to go over his itinerary. High’s brother, Randy Allen – Mizell’s longtime pal and business partner – soon came in with two friends, but they shut themselves in the control room at the front of the studio.

Everyone had been in the room for less than an hour when a man dressed in black, possibly wearing a hat, stepped in and gave Mizell a hug about 7:30 p.m. But after the short embrace, the man pulled out a .40-caliber handgun.

“Oh, s—-,” was all a witness heard Mizell say before a shot rang out.

The bullet pierced Rincon’s left leg. Then, a second shot hit Mizell in the head, killing him before he hit the floor.

The killer and his accomplice, who was standing outside the door, both sprinted out of the two-story building and disappeared.

Santangelo, a 22-year vet, and his team spent years chasing scores of leads that sometimes brought him to cities across the country. No arrests have been made, but Santangelo believes that could change with the help of a good tipster — who can collect a $60,000 reward if there’s a conviction.

But the sources, who spoke to the News last week, said they’ve already fingered one of Mizell’s killers, but making an arrest been hampered by reluctant witnesses and bad press.

“We just never had enough to make it stick,” said one of the sources.

Investigators suspect career criminal Ronald Washington was either the lookout or the gunman. The hit was likely ordered after Mizell — who owed up to $500,000 to the IRS — refused to settle a decade-old drug debt with his old friend Curtis Scoon, the sources said.

Washington — who is serving a 17-year stint for armed robbery — allegedly confessed his role in the killing to a former girlfriend, authorities have said.

“She was credible. She was a witness who we vetted,” said one source. “We had enough to bring it to a judge.”

High, who allegedly buzzed the killers into Mizell’s studio, said Washington was one of the killers, but she later recanted.

“She (also) changed her story three or four times after,” another source said.

Neither Washington nor Scoon, who now lives in Georgia, was ever charged.

“As time goes by, he becomes less and less of a suspect,” said Scoon’s lawyer, Marvyn Kornberg. “He’s moved on with his life.”

The open case has left Mizell’s family shattered.

“The past 10 years has been really hard,” said the jam master’s brother, Marvin Thompson, 57. “There’s still so many unanswered questions. … I pray that someone will step up and close this case and give us some peace.”

Thompson, too, is convinced that Washington was one of Mizell’s killers.

“It’s frustrating,” he said. “But the fact that he’s in jail … I guess that’s some kind of closure.”

Mizell’s 77-year-old mother, Connie Mizell-Perry, said she believes karma will eventually sneak up on the wanted men.

Speaking from her North Carolina home, she had one thing to say to the killers: “One of these days, you’re going to think you have it made and someone is going to tap you on the shoulder and say, ‘Gotcha!’”

For now, though, the focus is on Run DMC, the revived hip-hop trio, now a duo with no turntables behind their microphones. Partners Darryl (DMC) McDaniels and Joe (Run) Simmons soldier on.

“I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since Jay’s death,” McDaniels said in a statement to the Daily News. “That’s crazy. It seems like I just saw him yesterday.

“He impacted other people’s lives and that’s the Jay I loved and respected,” McDaniels added. “But spiritually, he’s always with me. His presence is felt as strongly today as it was the night he passed away.”

Source: NYDailyNews