THE BRONX — Police released a photo Tuesday of a biker they want to question in connection to a motorcycle hit-and-run that killed a mother of five in a Hunts Point intersection, they said.
Rosa Ramirez, 60, a mother of five and a Guatemalan immigrant, was crossing the Bruckner Expressway service road at Hunts Point Avenue about 9:34 p.m. April 23 when a motorcyclist on a red Suzuki hit her, NYPD officials said.
Ramirez suffered severe head injuries that left her brain dead, her family said.
Investigators told Ramirez's family that the biker briefly paused after hitting her to look at her body lying in the road before speeding off into the night, according to her daughter.
"The detectives could only tell us what they knew in that moment and it wasn't that much information," according to her daughter, Roxanna Ramirez.
Police didn't describe the biker in the photo released Tuesday as a suspect, but simply a person of interest.
Ramirez was on life support for five days until her family took her off and she died, they said.
Ramirez had led a hard life that spanned two continents and marked by death. The father of her first four children was murdered and their only son died at the age of 9, family said.
Despite that, she was remembered fondly as a caring woman to those whom she loved.
"I've told everyone this: my mother was literally an angel living on this earth," her grief-stricken daughter said.
The motorcyclist who fatally struck her hadn't been arrested as of Tuesday afternoon.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).