Woman Found Brutally Murdered in Bathtub

New York City, NY – A man has been apprehended in connection with the fatal stabbing of a woman found dead in her East Harlem apartment. The victim, identified as Melanie Woods, was discovered in a bathtub covered in blood with multiple stab wounds on April 23. Police made the grim discovery after conducting a wellness check at the request of her family, who were concerned after she missed a flight to California.

According to reports, the New York Police Department encountered difficulties accessing Woods’ apartment due to a table blocking the door. Authorities have indicated that her estranged boyfriend, Candido Rodriguez, was arrested on Thursday, April 25, on charges of murder and weapons possession.

A GoFundMe page has been established in memory of Woods, who is described as a vibrant and adventurous soul. The fundraising page acknowledges her love for travel, her role as a best friend to many, and her unwavering support for the underdog. The outpouring of support reflects the impact she had on those around her.

Investigators are continuing their efforts to gather evidence and determine the circumstances leading up to Woods’ tragic death. Friends and family are left grappling with the loss of a beloved individual, who will be remembered for her ability to bring out the best in others.

The investigation into this disturbing incident is ongoing, and the New York Police Department has yet to release any further details surrounding the case.