A small crowd gathered at the corner of 70th Street and 18th Avenue on the morning of Thursday, November 20, watching with rapt attention as police investigated the death of a woman, found inside a car parked there.
According to the NYPD, Maria Raudino, a 28-year-old from Toms River, New Jersey, was discovered slumped down onto the passenger-side front seat of her gold 2003 Hyundai Sonata sedan at about 9:20 a.m. The vehicle was parked outside the popular bakery Villabate Alba.
EMS also responded to the scene, and pronounced Raudino DOA.
One onlooker said that the car had been ticketed by a traffic control agent, but that cops had removed the ticket after determining that the vehicle’s driver was dead.
The investigation is ongoing, with the medical examiner yet to determine the cause of death.