Victim IDed in city’s first homicide of 2022, suspect dead


The woman stabbed to death in the city’s first homicide of the year was identified by cops Wednesday — as the suspect in the grisly case was found dead in his apartment, police sources said. 

Shwesin Nyuntwai, 41, was found lying in a pool of blood next to a Rite Aid in Astoria around 8:30 p.m. New Year’s Day — a short time after surveillance video shows her walking with an unidentified man, police said. 

Nyuntwai, of Elmhurst, was stabbed in her upper left back, left breast and twice just below her left shoulder — and was taken to Mount Sinai Queens, where she was pronounced dead, cops said. 

On Wednesday, a 60-year-old man, eyed in connection to the slaying, was found dead in his apartment on 33rd Avenue near 14th Street, about three blocks from the spot Nyuntwai’s body was found, police sources said. 

Police at the scene where a person was stabbed outside of a Rite Aid.
Shwesin Nyuntwai was…

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