The Homicide Squad is investigating a Homicide that occurred on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 6:32 am in Elmont.
According to detectives, 911 received a call for an injured female at Belmont Racetrack 2150 Hempstead Turnpike. NYRA (New York Racing Association) Security became alarmed when they observed a loose horse. Security investigated the rear barn area and discovered a 51 year old female victim with multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported by a NYRA ambulance to a local hospital and was pronounced deceased. A male subject was placed into custody at the scene. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending family notification.
This investigation is ongoing.
Details by: D/Lt. Fitzpatrick/Homicide Sqd 06/17/18/1417/7945
******UPDATE****** Details by: D/Sgt. Hoeler/Homicide Sqd 06/17/18/1650/7945
The Homicide Squad reports that defendant Jose Franco-Martinez, 53, no known address has been charged with Murder 2nd Degree for the above crime. The defendant will be arraigned on Monday, June 18, 2018 at First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead.
**UPDATE** Details by D/Lt Fitzpatrick/Homicide Sqd 06/18/18/1155/8812
The above victim has been identified as Maria Larin, 51, of Elmont.
The defendant, Jose Franco-Martinez, will be arraigned when medically practical.