Underground Division Street Club Under Investigation After Mysterious Death of Woman
A suspected underground Chinese gambling den is front-in-center in the recent death of a woman found in the back of a taxicab.
Early in the morning of August 17, a taxi driver on a trip to Queens discovered that his fare, who he was told was drunk, was actually dead.
The 26-year-old victim, still unidentified, had reportedly been placed in the cab by four men outside 125 Division Street, which is a reputed illegal hangout. According to the New York Post, her friend received a call saying the victim was intoxicated, and ultimately sent the livery.
When the cab arrived in Flushing with the victim unconscious in the back seat, the friend immediately sent her to the hospital. There doctors realized she was not drunk, but dead. And had suspicious burns on her lower lip and chin.
Cops are still investigating the incident, and reviewing the surveillance from Division Street; foul play is reportedly suspected.