First homicide of 2018 happened in Richmond Hill

(Facebook/Vinny Loknath)

The city’s first homicide of the year happened within the confines of the 106th Precinct.
Shortly after the city rang in the new year, police found 26-year-old Stacey Singh face down with multiple stab wounds in the torso inside of her home at 112-20 103 Avenue. Her husband, 46-year-old Vinny Loknath later committed suicide and was found hanging from a tree in Forest Park on the same day. His body was less than two miles away from the couple’s home. According to the Daily News, the murder-suicide happened after Loknath spent New Years Eve partying hard. Neighbors and family members told the paper that the couple often had domestic disputes but she chose to stay with him due to their two young children, a one-year-old daughter and five-year-old son.
This is the third year in a row that the city’s first homicide happened in Queens, and the second consecutive year that it happened within the confines of the 106th Precinct. Last year, a man in town for his grandmother’s funeral was shot in South Ozone Park during an attempted robbery gone wrong.


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