Woman found dead on Midwood street

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A woman was found dead on Olean Street in Midwood on Jan. 25, according to police.

A neighborhood resident discovered the partially undressed body of a 23-year-old Bronx woman, identified as Taina Lacend, on near E. 24th Street around 6:25 am and called 911, a police spokeswoman said.

Lacend’s body was partially exposed, according to a police spokesman, but show no clear indication of injury.

“Her shirt was at her shoulders exposing her breasts and her pants were to her ankles,” the spokesman said. “There are no obvious signs of trauma.”

Police have obtained surveillance video showing a van dumping Lacend’s body in the early morning hours, the New York Post reported.

Police did not know the cause of the death as of the morning of Jan. 26, and a medical examiner is conducting the investigation into how she died, according to police.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Reach reporter Adam Lucente at or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow him on Twitter @Adam_Lucente.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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