More details continue to emerge about Grace Farrell, the 35-year-old homeless woman who a friend found dead under the scaffolding at St. Brigid's early Sunday morning.
Bob Arihood first reported that a woman died of a drug overdose in Tompkins Square Park last Thursday. Her name was Danielle. According to the Times today, there's a connection between Danielle and Grace. English, a mutual friend of the women, told the Times that Grace helped give Danielle CPR while an ambulance was arriving.
Yesterday, the Daily News reported that results from Grace's autopsy had not been released.
As the Times noted, "if her death turns out to be from the cold, then she would be the first person to freeze to death on the city streets this winter, according to the office of the city’s chief medical examiner."
That's officially. Patrick Markee of the Coalition for the Homeless told the Times that, given how brutal this winter has been, "it’s hard to know exactly how many people might have died from hypothermia, or cold-related causes."
Meanwhile, as English said to the Times: "Nobody knows you until you’re dead. That's the God's honest truth."