Queens woman strangled in NYC's first homicide of the new year

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Monday, January 4, 2016

WOODHAVEN, Queens (WABC) -- The NYPD is investigating New York City's first homicide of the new year, after a 19-year old woman was found strangled in Queens.

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

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.

Police say a suspect is getting a psychological evaluation at Jamaica Hospital.