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Homeless Woman Found Dead on Subway Platform in Long Island City

A body was found on the G train platform at the 21st Street-Van Alst Station Wednesday. (Photo of officers at the scene courtesy of R C MacLagger)

Feb. 9, 2022 By Christian Murray

A body was found on the G train platform at the 21st Street-Van Alst Station in Long Island City this morning, police said.

The body, believed to be that of a middle-aged woman, was discovered on a bench at around 8 a.m., police said. A subway rider found her sitting on the bench unresponsive.

The deceased woman, police said, is believed to have been homeless. There were no signs of trauma although the police are still investigating.

The medical examiner will determine the exact cause of death.

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