Deaths of Two Bronx Women Ruled Homicides

By Kevin Deutsch
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Authorities have determined the deaths of two women found decomposing in their Bronx apartments this month were homicides.

Dominique Ben-David, 22, was found slain April 11 in her building on 187th St., authorities said.

In a separate case, Lesa Whitlow, 57, was found slain April 15 inside her Anthony Avenue residence, authorities said.

The city medical examiner’s office this week ruled both women were killed by others, but authorities have not yet officially determined how they were slain.

No arrests have been announced in either case. Anyone with information is asked to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

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Kevin Deutsch is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering the criminal justice system, drugs, and DNA use by law enforcement. An award-winning journalist, Deutsch is the author of the true crime books "Pill City" and "The Triangle." He has worked on staff at the Daily News, Miami Herald, Newsday, The Palm Beach Post, and The Riverdale Press. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Forward, The Independent, Huffington Post, Orlando Sentinel, and the New York Post, among other publications. His numerous television appearances include spots on CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN's BookTV. He has also been featured in The New Yorker. A Bronx resident, Deutsch hosts the true crime podcast "A Dark Turn" on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.