Queens Woman Found Strangled in Car, Companion Charged in Murder

By Jess Wisloski on November 24, 2012 3:11pm | Updated on November 25, 2012 9:49am

 A 22-year-old woman's body was found in a Honda coupe parked at a Bronx intersection on November 24, 2012.
A 22-year-old woman's body was found in a Honda coupe parked at a Bronx intersection on November 24, 2012.
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PORT MORRIS — A 22-year-old woman found in a car at a Bronx intersection may have been strangled by her boyfriend, according to reports.

Police discovered the body of Madonna Martin, 22, in a white Honda CR-Z, after a man, 40, contacted 911 reporting that she had been assaulted at 4:25 a.m., police said. Rescuers determined her to be dead at the scene, officials said.

The man, later identified as Richard Bloomfield, was taken into custody, and arrested and charged Saturday night with murder in the second degree, police said.

A medical examiner's report showed Martin died of compression to the neck, or strangulation.

Prior to his arrest, Bloomfield was brought to Lincoln Hospital for injuries to his left arm, as he may have tried to slit his wrist after attacking and strangling the woman, the NY Post reported.

Investigators were looking into whether he had killed her at his Fox Street apartment, and then drove the body to the location more than a mile away, the Post reported.

Nobody answered the door at Rockaway Park home on Sunday, and a landlord for the building police said was her residence did not recognize Martin's name.

Police said it was still unclear what the victim's relationship was to the alleged killer on Sunday.

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