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Second person sought in connection to Manhattan murder of woman, 74, found bound and gagged: NYPD

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The NYPD is seeking this idiosyncratic successful transportation to a homicide connected West 83rd Street adjacent Columbus Avenue connected Manhattan’s Upper West Side connected Jan. 18, 2023. (Credit:… The NYPD is seeking this idiosyncratic successful transportation to a homicide connected West 83rd Street adjacent Columbus Avenue connected Manhattan’s Upper West Side connected Jan. 18, 2023. (Credit: NYPD)

by: Aaron Feis

Posted: Jan 24, 2023 / 05:51 AM EST

Updated: Jan 24, 2023 / 05:51 AM EST

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (PIX11) — A 2nd idiosyncratic is being sought by constabulary successful transportation to the murder of a 74-year-old woman recovered bound and gagged wrong her Upper West Side apartment, according to authorities.

Lashawn Mackey, 47, has already been charged by prosecutors with murder and burglary successful the decease of Maria Hernandez, officials said. But now, investigators accidental they’re besides looking for a 2nd idiosyncratic who was seen with Mackey some wrong and leaving Hernandez’s flat building. The unidentified person, who’s pictured successful a surveillance photograph released by police, was additionally seen with Mackey astir Manhattan and Brooklyn, authorities said.

Hernandez was recovered by her sister lying unresponsive connected the level of her flat connected West 83rd Street adjacent Columbus Avenue astir 9:55 p.m. Jan. 18, constabulary sources antecedently told PIX11 News. Hernandez was bound astatine the hands and feet, and covered successful a sheet, sources said. She had aggregate bruises and fractures, and her decease was ruled a homicide by asphyxia, officials said.

Hernandez’s sister, who lives successful a antithetic portion successful the aforesaid building, recovered the unfortunate conscionable hours aft they’d returned location from seeing a amusement together, sources said. When Hernandez’s girl couldn’t get successful interaction with her, she asked her aunt to cheque in, starring to the grim discovery, sources said.

Investigators, who believed that the slaying whitethorn person resulted from a robbery gone wrong, recovered that the information strategy successful the superintendent’s bureau had had its cables chopped and was missing its DVD, sources said.

Despite the evident attempts astatine covering up the incident, constabulary arrested Mackey, of Brooklyn, connected Saturday. 

“I’m innocent. This is not however you bash justice,” Mackey told reporters arsenic helium was led from an NYPD stationhouse pursuing his arrest. “Ask for the DNA astatine the country of the crime.”

During a Sunday tribunal appearance, Mackey was ordered held without bail, according to nationalist online records. He is owed backmost successful tribunal Friday.

Submit tips to constabulary by calling Crime Stoppers astatine 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, oregon texting 274637 (CRIMES) past entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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