Police in New York City are looking for a suspect accused of fatally stabbing a woman inside a Manhattan shelter.
The victim, identified as 27-year-old Victoria Goode, was found by police stabbed multiple times around 10 p.m. Friday night in the sixth-floor hallway of the Project Renewal New Providence Women’s Shelter, according to FOX 5 New York.
The suspect, identified as 42-year-old Charmaine Crossman, was still on the loose as of Saturday evening.
Goode was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said in a press release.
Shelter residents who spoke with FOX 5 said the killing represents an ongoing safety problem in the NYC shelter system.
“While the Department of Homeless Services says that around-the-clock security is provided at each site, new data obtained by the New York Daily News shows that around 70% of homeless individuals who have been moved into shelters leave within a week of being admitted,” the TV station reports.
Anyone with information about the deadly shelter stabbing is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips. Police say all calls are strictly confidential.