Irish Woman Claire Mckenna, 26 Found Dead in NYC, Family Offers $35k for Info
A young Irish woman who’d been living in Queens was found dead last month. The woman’s family is offering a $35,000 reward for information on her death, saying they believe she was murdered.
26-year old Claire McKenna was found unconscious and nudely lying on the pavement near a bush in Queens Village this morning. A passerby who discovered her called 911, but it was too late for that poor woman – your body has been taken away from you before our very eyes!!
A young female identified only by preliminary reports as “Claire Mckenna” died after she apparently passed out next to some trees outside of Shea Stadium around 10:30ish pm last night… my heart goes out not just because we’ve lost another life but also knowing how much pain there must be felt inside such an unpleasant situation.
The city Medical Examiner’s Office has not determined the cause of death, but cops said she had a history of drug use and that there were track marks on her left arm.
The Irish Mirror reported that McKenna sent a text to her parents in Ireland the day before she was found dead. The text said “help.” Police have video of a man pushing her body in a cart.
The family is offering a $35,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who killed their daughter. The police spokesman said he was not able to confirm the text or video.