Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Updated: 'Jane Doe' found on Avenue A early this morning


Police officials are looking for help in identifying this woman found outside 145 Avenue A early this morning. According to reports, the woman was disoriented and did not know her whereabouts.

Per an account at CBS New York:

EMS responded and transported her to Beth Israel Hospital, where she underwent a medical evaluation.

The woman goes by the name of Martha or Marta. She is Hispanic, between 80 to 90 years old, is 5 foot-three-inches tall, weighs approximately 100 lbs and has short grey hair, police said.

She was wearing a green zip up fleece sweater, yellow pajama pants with multi-colored stars, a white and red wool hat and white and grey New Balance sneakers.

Information can be submitted to Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

[Photo courtesy of the NYPD via CBS]

Updated 11-30: Marta has been reunited with her family.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

She looks like the grandmother from the Bone comics. http://www.boneville.com/

VH McKenzie said...

I think this is a woman I've often seen in the N/R train station at 8th Street and Broadway -- usually wearing a knit hat. I always saw her alone, got the impression that if she were not exactly homeless, she was never really travelling somewhere when she was in the station.

Anonymous said...

this is the pigeon lady, she is always feeding the birds on 9th street

bettyx1138 said...

any update on her? i am worried now.

Anonymous said...

definitely the pigeon lady. live on 9th see her a lot, closer to first ave.

Anonymous said...

i also live on 9th street between 1st and a and this woman is always outdoors in the morning feeding pigeons.

glamma said...

omg this poor woman - this post absolutely broke my heart. say prayers and send good energy to her!

EV Grieve said...

I should have updated this yesterday.... I posted this photo on Facebook too... shortly after that, an FB friend said that she used to live next door to Marta, and that she knew her daughter... so she did call the tips line... hopefully there was some kind of reunion...