- Associated Press - Sunday, January 3, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a 19-year-old woman found strangled in Queens is New York City’s first homicide of the new year.

Police say Joceline Romo was found beaten and strangled in her Woodhaven first-floor apartment shortly before 11 p.m. Friday. Police went to the home to respond to a report of an unconscious person.

Police said she was found face down in her bed.

Medical Examiner’s office spokeswoman Julie Bolcer says the death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy revealed violence including blunt force head trauma and compression of the neck.

Police say a man considered a suspect was undergoing treatment in the psychological ward of Jamaica Hospital.

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