Pregnant real estate agent stabbed to death in NYC apartment lobby

/ CBS News

A pregnant woman was stabbed to death in the entryway of her Ridgewood, Queens apartment building early Sunday morning. Hours later, the NYPD was narrowing in on a suspect, CBS New York reported.

A candle burned outside the apartment building where 35-year-old real estate agent Jennifer Irigoyen was savagely stabbed to death. Police said here unborn child did not survive.

Lisa Ramos, Irigoyen's landlord, said the murdered woman moved into an apartment at 60-80 Myrtle Ave. about a year ago. She had been living alone, but that was about to change. Police said Irigoyen was about 5 months pregnant. Ramos said she can't imagine why someone would want her dead.

"I'm still shocked," Ramos said. "She was a sweetheart, sweetheart. Really, really nice girl. Really, really nice."

Police said Irigoyen was inside the vestibule of the apartment building around 1 a.m. when someone attacked her, stabbing her multiple times in her neck and torso.

The suspect then ran off, leaving a trail of bloodied footprints.

Irigoyen was taken to Wyckoff Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police are reviewing surveillance video and have a suspect in mind, but no motive for the murder.

Neighbors told CBS New York they are nervous.

"Because I'm a mother I feel so sad," Linda Gashi said. "There's not only one but two person is that's really sad. I don't know why people do that."

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting them to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

First published on February 4, 2019

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