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Woman found dead in Times Square club

August 7, 2008 5:14:49 AM PDT
Authorities are investigating a woman's death at a club in Times Square. According to law enforcement officials, a 24-year-old woman was found dead on the roof of Spotlight Live. She was wearing only her undergarments.

The woman, Ingrid Rivera, was reported missing by her family after she didn't show up at her Queens home after attending a party at the club.

A police source told Eyewitness News that they believe Rivera attended a birthday party at the club for Lil' Kim on Sunday into Monday.

Rivera was at the club with a friend when she was escorted out by bouncers from the club, according to the source. The friend wanted to follow her out of the club, but bouncers told the friend to go away. What happened next is not known.

She was found by workers doing work in an elevator room on the roof on Wednesday afternoon.

A police source said it appeared the woman had been bludgeoned to death.

Investigators will be checking to see if the victim was raped, a source said. They said signs suggest a struggle and a sexual assault.

Detectives spent the evening reviewing surveillance video at the club and trying to track down people who were at the party.

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