Maxine Messam, 53, was pronounced dead at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday after being dumped there by two women.
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Police are treating the death of a 53-year-old woman, thrown into a hospital partially naked, with numerous injections in her buttocks, as suspicious.
Maxine Messam was pronounced dead at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday after being dumped there by two women.
According to local law enforcement sources, she was unconscious and naked below the waist when she arrived.
She was found with “numerous injections in her buttocks” and it appears she was “injected with an unknown substance”, the sources said.
The women who left her at the hospital claimed to have found her near Woodlawn Cemetery, The New York Post reported.
The couple told hospital staff she was in distress and needed help, so they drove her to the hospital in her own car, police said.
Maxine’s husband told The New York Daily News that the family did not know what had happened.
“She was at work and she left work,” he said.
“So we don’t know what happened from there.”
Her son, who did not wish to be named, said: “Everyone is really emotionally damaged right now.
“I would like to say something but we don’t have all the details.”
Investigators investigating Maxine’s death are treating the death as suspicious.
His cause of death would be officially determined by the city medical examiner’s office.