Family of Dundalk woman killed in New York send out $35k reward to find her murderer 6 days ago

Family of Dundalk woman killed in New York send out $35k reward to find her murderer


*Trigger warning: the details of this case may be upsetting.*

The family of a young Dundalk woman who was murdered in New York have posted a $35,000 reward to help find her killer.

26 year old Claire McKenna was attacked last month on October 11th near her home in Queens. She sent her family a text saying "help" and that her phone was dying at around 3.11am.

Police confirmed on the morning of October 12th that at 4.30am a man with his face covered with a mask and dark clothes was seen on CCTV pushing Claire's body in a cart.

He was then seen dumping her body in a bush on 94th Avenue and 214th street in Queens.

Claire's body was believed to be pushed for five blocks and other important evidence was taken from the scene by police.


With the person responsible still on the run, her family have now sent out a reward to help police find him.

They said: "The McKenna family are requesting assistance from the public with any information that may lead to the identification and apprehension of the man observed pushing Claire's body in the dolly."

The New York Police Department said they had responded to a call on October 12 where Claire had been discovered lying unconscious and unresponsive face down on the pavement near a bush.

Emergency Medical Services were called to the scene but she was sadly pronounced dead. Reward posters have now been posted within a mile of the scene in Astoria, Queens hoping it may jog any witness's memory.

Claire's death is being treated as "suspicious" with homicide not being ruled out but are waiting on a post-mortem report from the Chief Medical Examiner and toxicology results.