Guyanese woman is New York’s first murder for 2018
The Big Apple’s first homicide victim of 2018 is a Queens woman found stabbed to death in an apartment — around the same time her husband was discovered hanging from a tree, the New York Post has reported.
While the New York Post did not state the victim’s name, News Room was reliably informed that she is 26-year-old Stacy Singh, a Guyanese National. The New York Post reported that she was found face-down with multiple stab wounds to her back inside her Ozone Park apartment around 1:55 p.m. Monday.
She lived there with her 42-year-old husband, who had earlier made an eerie call to a friend, sources told the New York Post.
“I’m bad. I want to be cremated. Don’t bury me,” he said, before abruptly hanging up, according to a source to the NY Post.
According to the article, the concerned pal called police and officers were dispatched to the 103rd Avenue home for a wellness check. That’s when they found the wife’s body with a knife lying nearby, sources said.
Cops from a neighboring precinct found the husband’s body hanging from a tree on Park Lane opposite Forest Park — less than two miles from the couple’s home — around 12:20 p.m., according to sources in the NY Post article.
When police arrived at the 103rd Avenue home, they ran into cops from the 106th Precinct who were investigating the homicide, and that’s how investigators pieced the murder-suicide together.