Stepfather Arrested In Beating Death Of 18-Year-Old Woman In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The stepfather of an 18-year-old beating death victim in Brooklyn was arrested Thursday after he crashed his car on the Jackie Robinson Parkway in Queens.

Police said they found Lakeshia Seymour at a house in Canarsie at around 2:30 p.m. She had suffered severe head trauma. The woman staggered onto her own front porch at 1457 E. 102nd St., before collapsing.

The 53-year-old stepfather, Jean Simon, had fled in a 2003 Mercedes, according to authorities. He crashed in Queens, where  police said a responding Emergency Service Unit spotted the overturned and unoccupied vehicle on the parkway and Cypress Avenue.

Police said they were not chasing the man when he crashed. Officers found the man hiding in heavy brush next to a cemetery at Cypress Avenue and Vermont Place.

Charges are still pending.

From her second-floor porch next door, a neighbor was able see the battered and bloodied body of the victim.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones Speaks With Neighbors In Canarsie

“My children always say she looked so quiet, then I saw the girl lying in the floor,” she told 1010 WINS’ Al Jones.

Neighbors also described the victim as someone who always looked “sad,” while one woman said the stepfather was “not a nice man.”

Please offer your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  • I Am Me

    I live not too far from that community and I know it’s heavily populated by people from the caribbean. Therefore, this man is probably of Haitian decent – based on his name. Caribbean men are known for molesting their step-daughters and even their own daughters. It’s the weight of the ‘shame’ that kept the young lady from speaking out. I’m sure that her Mother knew..but she too, was scared and ashamed to do anything. So sorry that her life had to end this way and I hope there were no other siblings which were put thru this atrocity.
    “NYPD, please send him to Elmhurst psyc ward (he’ll be well TAKEN care of) then, off to Rikers and put him with the boys there…so he can scream out like the true bi*ch that he is!!!”

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  • jen

    this guy was doing somethinng that was not right and maybe this young lady say no to him maybe she had it with him and mama did not want to listen to her and she had no one to go to so she kept to her self he crash in the right place one thihg theyfound him alive he i hope he make the trip soon this time for good

  • story incomplete...

    Where is her mother or siblings.??? Why was there discord between the step dad and daughter? Why did social services not intervene sooner or the police.? Is the man in custody and what motives did he give? Whats gonna happen now?

    • jen

      i don’t think your question make any sence

    • Genius

      Its not an investigative report genius. Its call news. They just report it as it happenned.

  • ngonzalez

    Where were her relatives..Why didnt anyone hear her screams or hear anything abnormal

  • ProFromDover

    This guy needs to “accidentally” hit his head on the floor of the precinct holding cell…

  • Very conservative

    A woman named “Lakeshia” from Canarsie? Gotta be a Norwegian.

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