The Glen Cove Police Department are asking for anyone with information about last week’s homicide on Glen Street to come forward.
The incident occurred on Thursday, March 26, at approximately 3:20 p.m., when the Glen Cove police responded to a call for a woman who was being assaulted on Glen Street. The victim, identified as 32-year-old Yanira Estella Canjura Martinez, was stabbed multiple times in the parking lot behind 221 Glen St., which is next to the Dollar Tree.
The victim was transported to Glen Cove Hospital, but succumbed to her injuries.
The defendant is described as a male Hispanic who fled the scene east on Pearsall Ave towards Town Path after the attack. Glen Cove Detectives as well as Nassau County Detectives are currently investigating the crime.
According to Glen Cove Detective Lieutenant John Nagle, the incident was caught on a surveillance camera in the vicinity of the crime.
“We believe the victim knew her attacker and we believe it was domestic in nature,” said Nagle.
The victim was a single mom who was in the area to pick up her 5-year-old daughter from her babysitter at the time of the attack. The Glen Cove Police and Child Protective Services are attempting to locate relatives of the child at this time.
Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact the Nassau County Police Tips line at 1-800-244-tips or Det. Lt. Nagle at 516-320-7929. Confidential tips can also be left online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Go Fund Me page has also been set up in attempt to raise money for the burial costs and to set up a fund for the daughter’s education. Visit www.gofundme.com/LeslieNicole to donate and for more information.