The 40-year-old woman allegedly killed by a homeless man who shoved her into an oncoming subway train in New York herself advocated for the homeless.
The New York Post reports Go volunteered with the Junior League in New York.
“Michelle’s focus populations were seniors, recovering homeless, immigrants and under-resourced and academically struggling elementary and middle school kids and their parents,’’ a Junior League rep told The Post
Go worked for the Big Four accounting firm, Deloitte. A managing director there told the New York Times the company was “doing all we can to support her family and friends during this terribly painful time. We are shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague in this senseless act of violence,” said Jonathan Gandal.
At this time, police do not know if the crime was racially motivated. Witnesses say the suspect originally tried to push a Black woman subway rider.
“He approaches her. He gets in her space. She gets very raised up, very alarmed. She tries to move away from him, and he gets close to her and she feels that he was about to physically push them onto the train. As she’s walking away, she witnesses the crime where he pushes our other victim in front of the train,” NYPD Detective Bureau Assistant Chief Jason Wilcox said to CBS New York.
Some, however, are suspicious this could be a hate crime.
“Too often Asian Americans are seen as foreigners and people who are not truly American, and we want to make sure we are standing as a city against discrimination,” Rep Grace Meng (D-NY) said, according to Heavy. Meng referenced the recent attack on a Korean American man and a Sikh American cab driver.
Simon Martial turned himself in after the killing and reportedly confessed.
Go graduated from the NYU Stern School of Business in 2010.
Classmate Tamas Erdos described himself as shocked by Go’s death.
“She was really reliable, dependable and fun. She was a super person…a natural leader among a bunch of men… She was one of the guys also but mediated some conflicts.”
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