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Pregnant woman stabbed to death

Jennifer Irigoyen was killed early Sunday morning in Ridgewood

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Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2019 10:30 am | Updated: 12:55 pm, Thu Feb 14, 2019.

A pregnant woman was stabbed to death early Sunday morning in Ridgewood.

Jennifer Irigoyen, 35, of Rego Park, was found by police with stab wounds to her neck and torso inside the vestibule at 60-80 Myrtle Ave. at around 1 a.m.

EMS transported her to Wyckoff Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The unborn child could not be saved.

There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing. At least one published report said police are searching for Irigoyen’s boyfriend.

According to multiple reports, she has a young child from a previous relationship.

“It’s hard to believe that someone could be so disgusting as to murder a woman in cold blood while she was five months pregnant,” Councilman Bob Holden (D-Middle Village) posted on Facebook. “I hope that Jennifer Irigoyen, her unborn child, her 12-year-old son and the rest of her friends and loved ones get the justice they deserve. The person responsible for this sickening tragedy must be punished to the fullest extent of the law.”

Irigoyen worked as a real estate broker. On crosstownapartments.com, Irigoyen’s biography said she was also a professional Latin ballroom dancer, instructor and choreographer, a certified spinning instructor, licensed Zumba instructor, classical pianist and billiards enthusiast.

A GoFundMe page was started in order to raise funds toward Irigoyen’s viewing ceremony and burial.

As of Wednesday afternoon, more than $16,400 had been raised towards its $18,000 goal.

“If you ever had the pleasure of interacting with her, I am sure that laughter dominated that interaction,” the page stated. “She loved to laugh, joke, and just be her silly self. She was extremely talented and tried her best to share her many talents with the world. She was a graceful salsa dancer and teacher, classical pianist, enjoyed interior design, and followed her passion in becoming a real estate agent.”

The posting also says, “Domestic violence seized Jenny’s life too soon and in such a tragic way,” adding that her passing could influence others to speak up and report domestic violence.

One contributor, Melina Hungria, posted, “It’s an incredible loss. My heart is broken for her son and family and for all those who like me knew her kind heart and joyous personality and are grieving her death. Life is too short but I’ll forever hold your friendship close to my heart.”

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