The NYPD resolves thousands of cases each year – but a handful more prove difficult to resolve, even with hours of investigative work and the help of media attention.
Last year was no exception.
Here’s a look at some of the notable criminal cases from 2021 that remain unresolved:
Seven-year-old Julissia Battles was found traumatized to the head and body on August 10 in a Bronx apartment. She was rushed to Lincoln Hospital but died, police said at the time.
Initially, the girl’s mother told investigators Julissia fell around 5 a.m. and hit her head on a desk, cops said. At around 8 a.m., the girl started to vomit and passed out.
An autopsy has revealed that the tragic daughter – the subject of a heated custody battle between her mother and her paternal grandmother since birth – died from “blunt abdominal trauma”, officials say.
Julissia’s 17-year-old half-brother allegedly later admitted to assaulting the girl before she was found dead, but neither he nor anyone else has ever been charged.
Rush hour murder
A man was shot dead outside a busy Brooklyn subway station in Williamsburg earlier this month, police said.
Cops said at the time that they believed the Dec. 10 act of gun violence, which occurred at the bottom of the steps at Marcy Avenue station, was “drug related.”
The cops are still hunting down the killer of Augustin Santiago, 34.
Thai model brutally robbed
Thai model Bew Jirajariyawetch received a punch in the face and headache before being robbed in the Manhattan subway station in late November – an astonishing act of violence that was filmed.
The 23-year-old was standing at the edge of the B / D / F / M platform at 34th Street-Herald Square station on November 22 when she was attacked from behind.
A few days later, a startling video emerged showing the moment her attacker put her in a strangulation and beat her.
“I’m just glad I’m still alive,” she later told the Post.
The cops have yet to catch up with her attacker.
Victims of domestic invaders, steal expensive jewelry
Two thieves broke into a Bronx apartment in September, tied their victims with duct tape, and fled with thousands of cash and high-end jewelry, including a pair of Rolex watches.
The invaders followed a 34-year-old woman to her home, the Mount Eden home at East 170th Street and Grand Concourse just after 8 a.m. on September 27, cops said.
One of the men pistol-punched the 37-year-old man inside and taped the victims’ hands and mouths before fleeing with the Rolexes, four gold chains and $ 30,000, the victims said. cops.
The police are still looking for the men.
Gunman opens fire outside nightclub, hitting innocent victims
An angry club guest opened fire outside a Bronx nightclub in July – punching three people partying inside, cops said.
The shooting erupted just before 4 a.m. on July 11 outside a club at 1324 Jerome Ave. after the unknown man pulled out a gun after a fight with the bouncer, cops said.
Three innocent people – a 30-year-old man, a 32-year-old woman and an unidentified man – were hit by the gunfire but survived, police said.
The shooter has taken off at the 167 Street / Grand Concourse subway station and stays in the wind.