HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Police on Lengthy Island are trying to find a suspect in a lethal stabbing.
Investigators say after the assault, the suspect took off within the sufferer’s automobile.
The household of Sandra McIntosh is grief-stricken after the 46-year-old was discovered murdered not removed from her dwelling in Medford.
“We’re simply distraught. We’re simply damaged,” stated Tanisha Evans, the sufferer’s cousin.
“I need justice for my sister. She didn’t deserve it,” stated Sophia Caines, the sufferer’s sister.
Suffolk Police say McIntosh was discovered stabbed alongside Woodland Avenue in Holtsville about 4 miles away from her dwelling round 8 p.m. Thursday night time.
“Somebody heard her scream ‘Assist, assist’ and referred to as the ambulance, they usually picked her up and rushed her to Stony Brook the place she handed,” Caines instructed CBS2’s Cory James.
STABBED & KILLED: She’s a mom, daughter, sister, and nurse who labored across the clock through the pandemic. And sadly — she is now gone. Suffolk Co. PD say Sandra McIntosh, 46, was stabbed in Holtsville. Tonight police are on the lookout for her killer. Full story @ 11 on @CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/er6s56KQG0
— Cory James (@CoryJamesTV) July 25, 2021
Caines says her sister died on the similar hospital that she labored at as a registered nurse for 5 years, together with numerous hours treating COVID sufferers through the peak of the pandemic.
“She will get letters from sufferers,” Caines stated.
McIntosh’s household is left making an attempt to grasp how this might occur to somebody who they are saying had a coronary heart of gold.
“Sandra is superb. She’s simply so giving, loving. Like, she’s joyful. She’s an excellent individual. Like, for this to occur to her, it’s not proper,” Evans stated.
“She provides you with the final. That’s the kind of individual she is,” Caines stated.
Lit candles and flowers lined the road the place this mom, daughter and sister to 4 siblings was discovered.
It’s a sight that brings an excessive amount of ache to her son, who has message for the killer.
“Out of respect, flip your self in,” he stated.
Your complete household echoing that very same sentiment, hoping the individual accountable will probably be arrested and dropped at justice.
“You possibly can run, however you may’t cover, and God isn’t sleeping,” Evans stated.
Police will not be releasing particulars on the lethal stabbing or details about a suspect, nevertheless members of the family say that individual is somebody their beloved one knew.
Authorities are on the lookout for McIntosh’s white Lexus RX 350.
Editor’s observe: This story was initially printed Saturday, July 24.