Woman fatally stabbed in Glen Cove parking lot

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Friday, March 27, 2015

GLEN COVE, N.Y. (WABC) -- Police on Long Island are investigating the fatal stabbing of a woman that happened in the middle of the afternoon in a Glen Cove parking lot.

Nassau County Homicide Capt. John Azzata says police are pursuing a possible domestic dispute angle. He told reporters Friday that it appeared the woman was not robbed.

Police identified the victim as 32-year-old Yanira Estella Canjura Martinez. She was found repeatedly stabbed at about 3:15 p.m. Thursday. She was declared dead less than an hour later at a nearby hospital.

Police say the single mother was walking to pick up her 5-year-old daughter from an undisclosed location at the time.

Azzata says police looked at video surveillance from the scene, but have not been able to identify a suspect.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 1-800-244-TIPS.