A taxi driver in Queens made a gruesome discovery on the morning of August 17, when his passenger turned out to be dead, rather than drunk, police said.
An unidentified person hailed the cab and directed the driver to take the victim to an address on Avery Avenue in Flushing. He claimed the woman was inebriated.
When the driver arrived at the destination, a friend came out to retrieve the woman from vehicle and noticed she was unconscious, authorities said. The taxi then transported the woman and her friend to New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 5:49am, according to police.
Police were still investigating the incident in late August.
Source: New York Post