A 35-year-old woman killed in her New York Chinatown apartment Sunday morning after being followed home was a digital producer described as sweet and wonderful.
“She was a wonderful soul, a wonderful person. She had the entire rest of her life ahead of her,” said her landlord Brian Chin about Christina Luna Lee to NBC New York.
According to her LinkedIn profile, Lee worked at Splice, which describes itself as a global community of producers, innovators, and musicians.
Prior to that, she worked for Marriott International as a photo producer and Studio Bonafide as a studio manager. She graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in art history.
“Such a sweet girl,” Chin told the New York Post.
The Post reports neighbors heard screams coming from her apartment and immediately called 911. Police rushed to her apartment and found her in the bathtub with multiple stab wounds.
They found the suspect hiding under the bed. Police describe Assamad Nash, 25, as homeless and a career criminal.
“When I read that he tried to flee via the fire escape my heart dropped, because in order to get down here you have to pass my window,” one resident told ABC7 News.
“This is so gruesome and so horrible and so cruel,” state Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou told the Post Sunday in tears.
ABC7 News reports a vigil and rally against violent crime is planned for today in memory of Lee.
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