Bronx woman fatally slashed in neck during early-morning attack: cops

Scene where Bronx woman was slashed dead
The block of Oakley Street in Williamsbridge, Bronx where a woman was fatally slashed on June 1, 2024.
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A woman in the Bronx died after being slashed in the neck in an early-morning attack on Saturday, police reported.

Cops said the bloodshed occurred at about 6:08 a.m. on June 1 at a home on the 1400 block of Oakley Street in Williamsbridge.

Officers from the 47th Precinct, in responding to a 911 call about the assault, found 37-year-old Ashley Smith of Mount Vernon unconscious and unresponsive with a slash wound to her neck.

EMS rushed Smith to Jacobi Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

So far, police do not yet know the motive or circumstances that led to her death. Law enforcement sources did not yet provide a suspect’s description.

The 47th Precinct had seen just two homicides year-to-date through May 26, according to the most recent CompStat report, down from five tallied at the same time last year. Assaults were also down 1.9% year-to-date.

No arrests have been made in Saturday’s homicide. Anyone with information regarding the incident can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (formerly Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.