An aged New York girl, identified for her love of cats and fervour for taking good care of her group, has tragically died following a brutal assault.
Simply after midnight on Monday, police had been known as to 127th road the place they found 92-year-old Maria Fuertes mendacity on the street “unconscious and unresponsive,” New York Police Division revealed in a press launch obtained by PEOPLE.
Police say Fuertes was approached from behind and assaulted. Fuertes was knocked to the bottom within the assault and was left struggling extreme trauma to her neck and again.
EMS additionally responded to the scene and transported Fuertes to Jamaica Hospital Medical Heart the place she was pronounced lifeless.
Fuertes’ reason for dying has not but been decided.
Surveillance footage from the scene exhibits Fuertes being approached after which attacked by a person, who police described as having an “common construct, black hair and brown eyes.”
The NYPD is asking for the general public’s help figuring out the male depicted in these images for questioning in regard to the murder of the 92-year-old ladies within the space of 127th St & Liberty Ave in Queens.
— Chief Rodney Harrison (@NYPDDetectives) January 9, 2020
On the time of the incident, he was seen sporting a black jacket, dark-colored pants and black footwear, police mentioned.
Police have additionally shared a photograph of the person in hopes of encouraging anybody to come back ahead with data.
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Fuertes’ dying has despatched shockwaves all through her Queens neighborhood, the place residents say she lived her whole life, NBC New York reported.
“If one thing like this may occur to an previous woman like this, what else goes to occur to some other feminine,” neighbor Aneil Ram instructed NBC New York.
Ram additionally spoke of Fuertes’ love of cats, sharing her doorstep was all the time stuffed with cat meals cans.
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“She lived for her cats,” Ram instructed NBC New York. “She lived for her household, and it’s a really sick factor, what occurred to her.”
Neighbor Anthony Davis spoke out to ABC7NY saying, “It’s upsetting as a result of that is an previous girl.”
“What want do it’s good to assault her or harm her? She has by no means completed nothing to anybody,” Davis instructed the information outlet.
Neighbors imagine Fuertes was feeding cats on the time of the assault, NBC New York reported.