A 29-year-old man was arrested in connection with the death of a Long Island woman who was found dead in Oakland Gardens last week.
On Friday, Oct. 23, around 6 a.m., police arrived to 216-13 Horace Harding Pkwy., to find Vanessa Pierre unconscious and unresponsive, lying on the ground in front of the building, according to the NYPD.
EMS personnel pronounced Pierre, who was pregnant, dead at the scene, cops said. She had no signs of trauma and was fully clothed when she was found, according to the police.
The NYPD later recovered surveillance footage that allegedly showed Goey Charles, 29, dragging Pierre’s unconscious body onto the side of the Horace Harding Pkwy.
Charles, who is from Uniondale, NY, was arrested and charged with murder on Monday, Oct. 26, around 4 p.m., within the confines of the 111th Precinct, cops said.
On October 23rd in the confines of the 111th precinct, 29-year-old Vanessa Pierre and her unborn baby were found deceased laying facedown on the sidewalk off of Horace Harding Expressway. pic.twitter.com/OiTW0AMzud
— Chief Rodney Harrison (@NYPDDetectives) October 27, 2020
The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
This story was updated at 9:47 a.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.