Police ID teen girl found stabbed to death on Queens sidewalk; killer on the loose

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November 16, 2019 - 12:05 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A teenage girl was found stabbed to death on a quiet street in Jamaica, Queens on Friday night.

Police identified her as 17-year-old Talasia Cuffie on Saturday morning. They said she was a resident of Long Island City.

The teen was stabbed multiple times in her abdomen and was found covered in blood, according to police. Officers found her on a sidewalk near 166th Street and 116th Avenue shortly before 10 p.m.

She was taken to Jamaica Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

A homeowner on 166th Street called 911 just before 10 p.m. on Friday when she heard crying and screams from the street.

No arrests have been made in the case, but police have been looking over surveillance video. They believe she may have been arguing with someone before that person stabbed her repeatedly.

Yvette lives around the corner and calls it all very upsetting.

"Our society is going so bad right now. It's a very appalling, frightening situation," she said.

Another resident told 1010 WINS that he just moved up from Florida five months ago. He thinks the neighborhood is too dangerous to stay in—the stabbing was just a block away from his home.

"I've got to look for a place," he said. "I don't know what's going on around here."

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