By Andrew Court For Dailymail.com
Published: 19:31 BST, 16 October 2020 | Updated: 19:34 BST, 16 October 2020
A woman has been found dead on a New York City subway, as the Big Apple struggles to stem a socking surge in violent crime.
The victim, who has not been publicly named, was discovered 'face down' on a D line train as it pulled into the Stillwell Ave. station at Coney Island early Friday morning.
Authorities told NBC New York she was found around 1 am, but it appeared she 'had been dead well before then'.
The victim was Hispanic and 30 years old, according a report running in New York Daily News. It is unclear whether police will publicly release her name.
A source told the newspaper that the victim was found with a bloody nose and footprints across her body, 'as if someone had trampled over her'.
She was wearing a pink shirt, pink coat and black pants at the time she was discovered.
The NYPD has commenced an investigation and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward with