Woman Found Dead on Brooklyn Sidewalk Identified as Resident of Different Borough - NBC New York

Woman Found Dead on Brooklyn Sidewalk Identified as Resident of Different Borough

Witnesses told News 4 it looked like the woman's clothing was in disarray and that there appeared to be blood on her face

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    Woman Found Dead on NYC Sidewalk After 911 Call

    It's not clear how the woman, who has not been identified, died. Roseanne Colletti reports.

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Cops found the body of 23-year-old Taina Lacend on the sidewalk outside a Brooklyn home after they got a 911 call about a home attack

    • They said it wasn't clear how she died -- she had no obvious signs of trauma but they said it appeared to be a criminal investigation

    • Witnesses told News 4 it looked like the woman's clothing was in disarray and that there appeared to be blood on her face

    The woman found dead on a Brooklyn sidewalk after authorities responded to a 911 call about an assault has been identified as a 23-year-old resident of another New York City borough, authorities said Friday.

    Cops found the body of Taina Lacend, of the Bronx, on the pavement outside an Olean Street home in Midwood around 6:30 a.m. Thursday when they responded to a call about an attack in progress.

    They said at the time that she had no obvious signs of trauma, and it wasn't clear how she died. But police did say it appeared to be a criminal investigation. The medical examiner's office is expected to release autopsy results Friday.

    Witnesses told News 4 it looked like the woman's clothing was in disarray and that there appeared to be blood on her face. 

    "I just saw the legs sticking out," said Oleg Tovar, one of the witnesses. "There were boots, looked like UGGs."

    Anyone with information on the case should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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