NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were seeking a man for questioning Saturday evening, after his girlfriend was found dead in a bathtub with burns to her body in Jamaica, Queens.
Police were called at 4:04 a.m. Saturday for a possible assault in progress in a fourth-floor apartment at 147-28 90th Ave. in Queens, the NYPD said.READ MORE: New York State Supreme Court Strikes Down Gov. Kathy Hochul's Mask Mandate
Police said once inside, they found the woman in the tub with burns on her body. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.READ MORE: NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora Remains In Grave Condition At NYU Langone
The woman was identified as Miriam Velez-Samayoa, 28, of Queens. The New York City Medical Examiner’s office will determine the cause of her death.
Police said they looking to interview the victim’s boyfriend – Carlos Leon, also known as Carlos Alvarado. The NYPD released a photo of Leon.MORE NEWS: Ukraine Crisis: Pentagon Puts 8,500 Troops On Heightened Alert To Deploy If Requested By NATO
Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.