A woman was hastily thrown into a New York hospital by two other women early on Tuesday and later died – and sources say the victim appeared to have unusual injection marks on her buttocks.
Police responded just before 2 a.m. Tuesday to a report of an unconscious woman inside Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. Hospital staff said the woman, 53, was dropped off unconscious and unresponsive by two other women, who then left before cops arrived.
The woman, Maxine Messam, 53, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, died a short time later. Law enforcement sources say she had multiple injection marks in her buttocks, and the inquest is investigating whether some sort of procedure went wrong.
Police are now looking for the two women who dropped her off. Their identities are still unclear; they claimed to have found her semi-conscious in another location and brought her to Jacobi, but then quickly left.
The medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death.
If it’s determined that the woman died after some sort of cosmetic procedure, it wouldn’t be the first time in the city. In late 2019, an unlicensed Queens woman pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide, after a client of her illegal plastic surgery clinic in the basement died following a buttock augmentation with gel. of silicone she had ordered on eBay.