Son Of Brooklyn Murder Victim Pleads For Help To Catch Killer

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A heartbroken Brooklyn man whose mother was murdered in front of her home is speaking out and pleading for help in catching her killer.  Meanwhile police have also released surveillance video of a suspect.

Vadim Komsky struggled through the pain to find the words about his mother, Larisa. She was killed Tuesday by a man police said followed her from her business to her home, stabbing her when she was getting out of her car.

Larisa Komsky, 50, was pronounced dead at Coney Island Hospital.

“Whoever did this has to get caught. If a woman like her, a woman that just does some good for everybody can get murdered. How can you live like that?” Komsky asked  CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman.

Detectives believe Larisa Komsky’s killer targeted her and are looking at her business records and surveillance video.

“I can’t believe it. I don’t think it’s true. I just want to wake up. This is a bad dream. That’s just — not ending right now,” Vadim Komsky said.

For her son, it’s “not ending” because a killer is still out there and “a bad dream” because Larisa Komsky was her son’s inspiration.

Komsky, an accountant, ran her own business in Sheepshead Bay, a couple of miles from her home.

Shocked neighbors described Komsky as a friendly woman, who went to shul regularly at a synagogue on her block.

Witnesses told police they saw a green mini-van fleeing from the scene.  The surveillance video released Wednesday afternoon shows what police describe as a heavy-set man, about 5’8”.

“Step forward — if you’ve seen something. If you heard something. Any little bit of information will help,” Vadmin Komsky said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

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  • onegirl

    SALTINE, Russian immigrants comprise one of the most educated group of people that have ever entered this country. To call them animals and dirt is extremely offensive and absolutely wrong. I myself am a russian immigrant, have an MBA/PhD and work on Wall Street, you on the other hand, sound to me like you are one of the recepients of all the government programs you mentioned, as you seem to know so much about them. You are probably just jealous, as you see these “immigrants” make more of themselves and their future in 10-20 years (by becoming dotors, lawyers, etc) then your family has in 3-4 generations. And let me tell you that I am sure the Indian folks weren’t happy to inherit your relatives when they arrived to Ellis Island to go to prison.

  • oneguy

    Saltine, you are EXTREMELY ignorant! With what you assume or what you read isn’t for an entire culture, that is called stereotyping. I actually knew the victim personally. She was educated, ethical and honest. She worked hard to get through school and attain her MBA from Baruch, passed her CPA exam and was very talented. Someone took her life away for no reason.

    She was hardworking and just a very nice woman. I cannot even imagine how her son is feeling right now. I am going to the funeral in a few and cant even imagine seeing him right now, what to say, what to do.

    @Ted, at one point your family were immigrants as well, that’s the beauty of America, unless your an American Indian, you are an immigrant.

    If you don’t like the system in America, move to another country, if you aren’t going to move then stop complaining.

  • Saltine

    What is this>>>>The TENTH Russian specific murder this year. Simply put, these ppl are animals. Before even gracing our shores with their dirt, they hire lawyers to ensure they get the absolute maximum in Food Stamps, Welfare, Section 8, Medicaid; without ever having paid a DIME into the System. They then drive around in Jags with Ohio plates (all illegally gotten–no license or insurance or registration) and push their way in front of you in Coney Island stores to plunk down their EBT cards to buy lobster and cheesecake which they proceed to sell at their tax-dives on the boardwalk.
    These ppl are criminals–I bet the poor woman was on every benefit she could get without ever paying into the System.
    Like other ethnic groups that have an extreme violent bent, they perpetrate crimes on each other and prey on their own. Unbelievable!
    Maybe we should check past psychiatric histories before letting this dirt into our country–We’ve become the great inheritors of every single country’s degenerates.

    • ted

      Sounds like every other immigrant group coming to this country – thank the liberals or vote the clowns out of office and lets fix the country

      • Dances with Liberals

        Hey Ted. Unless you’re an American Indian, you should shut your ignorant trap. I seriously wish that your ancestors, who I’m sure immigrated to this country much like this man and his mom, would slap you in the face for making comments like that one you just made.
        Want to know how we can fix this country? It’s pretty simple: throw idiots like you out of it.

        • jayfi33

          Exactly. Everyone in this country except for Native American Indians should be considered an immigrant within the last 400 years. The European immigrants proceeded to commit a genocide when they came to America. Please know your history. And every group that has come to these shores has had good and bad apples. No single race or group of people has clean hands and to label Russians in such a way is narrow sighted.

    • Solitana Habaritza

      Saltine, You are EXAGGERATING quite a bit. Most Russian immigrants are decent people. But there are problem cases that give all Russians a bad name.

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