Tips sought in death of woman found with throat slashed, sitting on Brooklyn bench

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RED HOOK, Brooklyn – The NYPD is seeking assistance in the death of a 51-year-old woman who was found with a slashed throat on a bench, police said.

Police released a photograph of the victim, Sharon Whigham, in hopes someone can provide information concerning her homicide.

On May 19, officers responded to a 911 call of a past assault at 110 W. Ninth St. around 4:30 a.m. When they arrived at the scene, police found Whigham's throat sliced, sitting on a bench in front of the location, according to the NYPD. She was pronounced dead by EMS shortly after.

There are no arrests and the investigation continues.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

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