NYPD Search For Robber Who Fatally Stabbed Woman In Neck

| by Lauren Briggs

An upstate New York stylist has died after a robber stabbed her in the neck on Friday.

Jacquelyn Porreca, 32, of Recycled Salon in Colonie, New York, died Sunday afternoon from severe neck injuries at Albany Medical Center, TWC News reported.

According to police, Porreca was working alone at the salon when the robbery took place. Minutes after a client left the salon, the suspect reportedly entered and stabbed her twice in the throat. The suspect fled, and Porreca was able to run outside, where a passerby found her and tended to her until first responders arrived and transported her to the hospital.

Police said that Porreca sustained two stab wounds to the front of her throat, News 10 reported.

After she arrived at the hospital, the victim underwent surgery and was later placed into a medically induced coma. Police confirmed on Sunday that she had passed away.

"There are some surveillance cameras in the area that we have collected and are continuing to collect, as well as some footage from some CDTA buses that traveled that area at the time," Colonie Police Department Lt. Robert Winn said, according to TWC News. "That is still being looked over; most of it has been looked over now.

"At this point, however, it has not given us any information other than some more things to follow up on. It has not given us any suspects or vehicles."

As of this time, it is unclear whether the perpetrator knew the victim or simply committed a random act of violence. Investigators are working to retrace Porreca's steps and identify her current and past relationships.

The suspect likely emptied the cash register, as all money was gone by the time the arrived, according to News 10.

Authorities are looking for money with blood on it and are also hoping to find more about the weapon that killed the young stylist.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (518) 783-2744.

The salon remains closed.

Sources: TWC News, News 10
Photo Credit: Myspace, News 10