The woman's unborn child did not survive the brutal attack

By Robyn Merrett
February 04, 2019 11:00 PM

A pregnant woman was brutally stabbed to death in the entranceway of her Queens, New York, apartment building early Sunday morning.

Authorities responded to the scene at around 1 a.m. and found real estate agent Jennifer Irigoyen, 35, had sustained multiple stab wounds to her neck and torso, New York Police Department tells PEOPLE.

Irigoyen, who was 5 months pregnant, was transported to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Her unborn baby also did not survive the attack.

At this time, no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Irigoyen’s neighbor Maurice Roman Zereoue says he witnessed the heinous crime.

“He’s got a knife! He’s going to kill the baby!” Zereoue told The New York Post he heard Irigoyen screaming. “I seen [sic] him dragging her down the stairs.”

“I seen her hands hanging on to a hallway for dear life.”

Zereoue’s girlfriend dialed 911 as he ran down to their apartment lobby to help Irigoyen, he told The New York Post.

Jennifer Irigoyen
Jennifer Irigoyen/Facebook

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By the time he got there, Irigoyen was lying in a pool of her own blood. “She had a little dog with her, a pug, I think. Its feet were soaked in blood,” Zereoue told the paper.

“I asked, ‘Do you know who he was?’ And she kept nodding yes and waving her arm,” Zereoue told The Post. “She couldn’t speak.”

“I kept telling her, ‘Hang on, hang on, help is coming,” Zereoue told the newspaper.

The killer, who has not been identified, was allegedly seen fleeing the building following the murder — leaving a trail of blood behind, CBS New York reported.

“I’m still shocked,” Irogoyen’s landlord Lisa Ramos told the outlet. “She was a sweetheart, sweetheart. Really, really nice girl.”

Jennifer Irigoyen

Ramos explained Irigoyen had been living in the building alone for a little over a year at the time of her death, CBS New York reported.

Detectives are now viewing surveillance footage from the building in hopes of catching a glimpse of Irigoyen’s killer, The New York Post reported.

Irigoyen is survived by her 12-year-old son from a previous relationship, The Post reported.