Mother dies after botched buttock augmentation in Manhattan apartment: family

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MANHATTAN — An investigation is underway after a mother died following a botched buttock augmentation inside a Manhattan apartment, according to her family and multiple reports.

Latesha Bynum, of Harlem, died days before her 32nd birthday following an “occurrence” on July 15, police said Tuesday.

Police are investigating Bynum’s death as they wait for the medical examiner to determine the official cause.

The “occurrence” was a botched buttock lift that included Bynum receiving silicone injections from a person claiming to be a doctor, the NY Daily News reports.

The procedure happened at a residential building across the street from Stuyvesant Town around 1 p.m. July 15. By that evening, Bynum called 911 because she felt chest pains and dizzy, according to the Daily News. She was taken to the hospital, where she was declared brain dead and later died.

People who live near the location where the augmentation occurred said Tuesday police were inside the apartment Friday and Saturday, and it is strictly residential building.

The death of Bynum, a mother of girls ages 8 and 13, has been called “murder” by her own mother on Facebook.

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