Arrest in murder of Queens woman, NYC's first homicide of the new year

The NYPD has made an arrest in connection with New York City's first homicide of the new year, after a 19-year old woman was found strangled and beaten in Queens.

Officers found Joceline Romo's body in her Woodhaven apartment just before 11 p.m. Friday.

Police say 24-year-old Fabian Maliza of Queens has been charged with second-degree murder.

The woman was discovered unresponsive, face down in a bed. Police went to the home to respond to a report of an unconscious person.

The Medical Examiner ruled her death a homicide after finding evidence of strangulation and head trauma.

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