NYPD seeks help identifying murdered woman found in Queens attic

The police are asking for help in identifying a woman whose body was found in the attic of a Richmond Hill man who committed suicide about a few weeks earlier.

On Saturday morning, police were called to at 97-26 Van Wyck Expressway because of a supicious odor coming from inside the home, said the NYPD. The man who lived in the home, Devendra Autar, hung himself inside the residence on July 20, according to the AP.

Police discovered the remains of an unidentified female inside a box in the attic, and later ruled the death a homicide.

The NYPD describes the victim as between 5 feet 3 inches and 5 feet 9 inches with dyed blonde hair and dark roots. She also the following six tattoos:

  • top of left wrist the name Danny
  • inside of left wrist the name Evelyn
  • left forearm the Cancer astrological symbol
  • right wrist a butterfly
  • front right shoulder an angel fish
  • right index finger the word serenity

Anyone who has information about the identity of this woman are asked to call the NYPD.