Pregnant woman fatally stabbed at Queens building

RIDGEWOOD, Queens — A woman who was five months pregnant died after she was found with several stab wounds in Queens early Sunday.

Jennifer Irigoyen, 35,  was found with stab wounds to her neck and torso inside the vestibule of a building along Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood at about 1 a.m., police said.

"She was screaming her lungs out for help," the building superintendent said. "There was a party going on so they thought when she was screaming for help, it was with the party."

A building tenant also heard a loud argument.

Irigoyen was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

She was a realtor who had lived in the building for about a year, the superintendent said.

There was a surveillance camera in the vestibule and the footage has been turned over to police. Bloody footprints were also left outside the building.

No arrests have been made, but  NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said on Monday that the stabbing is not believed to be a random act of violence and that the perpetrator likely knew Irigoyen.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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