This appears to be an antisemetic attack. Hence its reportage here. Not because the victim of a crime, even a murder, happens to be Jewish. The motive may well have been her Jewish identity. This sentence is what caught my attention:
“The murder comes on the heels of anti-Semitic riots and vandalism in New York, which has set Jewish communities in the Five Towns on edge.”
I was not aware of any of that.
A Jewish woman was murdered on a sidewalk in Flatbush late Tuesday, leaving communities rocked by anti-Semitic riots and vandalism on edge
By Gavriel Queenann
First Publish: 11/15/2011, 11:09 PM
A Jewish woman was murdered in Flatbush early Tuesday morning, Yeshiva World News reported.
Witnesses reported hearing the victim scream for help, and seeing a man running away from her and jumping into a van. The weapon was reported to be a knife or razor blade.
The stabbing happened just after 1:00AM on Tuesday morning on Homecrest Avenue and Avenue U. She was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was reported dead.