NYPD identify woman killed in city’s first homicide of 2022

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NEW YORK — The NYPD identified the victim killed the evening of Jan. 1 on Wednesday.

A woman was stabbed to death in Queens on Saturday — the first homicide reported in New York City this year, according to the NYPD.

The 41-year-old woman, Shwesin Nyuntwai, was found with multiple stab wounds on a sidewalk near 23rd Street and Broadway about 8:35 p.m. Jan. 1. EMS took her to a hospital nearby, where she was pronounced dead, according to the NYPD.

No arrests had been made. Nyuntwai was the first documented homicide victim of 2022.

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

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