Police officers in Queens, New York City, are searching for a man in the death of a 92-year-old woman whose body was discovered on the sidewalk of a street.
Authorities said the body of Maria Fuertes was found on the sidewalk near Liberty Avenue and 127th Street in Richmond Hills Monday just after midnight.
Police said the deceased was approached from behind, assaulted, and knocked to the ground. She was found lying there with neck and back injuries.
Authorities reviewed surveillance video after the discovery and are looking for a man who they say the woman bumped into before falling to the ground.
Neighbors said the woman was beloved in the neighborhood and used to feed stray dogs late at night.