Login Get News Updates
For local news delivered via email enter address here:
Profile Subscriptions Mobile Tablet
Crime & Cases December 17, 2009  RSS feed

Slain In L.I.C. Apartment

Ex-Boyfriend Is Sought As Suspect
by Robert Pozarycki

Tigran Tambiev Tigran Tambiev Law enforcement agents are seeking a 43-year-old man wanted for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend to death inside her Long Island City apartment during an apparent domestic dispute last Saturday morning, Dec. 12, it was reported.

The suspect is identified as Tigran A. Tambiev, who is being sought for the murder of 49-year-old Susan Woolf.

Police said the victim, a sculptor who specialized in working with bronze and recyclable materials, was found knifed to death inside her apartment on 11th Street at around 11 a.m. last Saturday morning.

Members of the 108th Precinct responded to the location after receiving a 911 call from a friend of Woolf, who reportedly discovered the victim’s body lying in a pool of blood during a visit to the residence.

Upon their arrival, it was noted, the officers determined that Woolf had been stabbed multiple times in her torso and back. Packing tape was also discovered wrapped around her neck, law enforcement sources stated.

Emergency medical technicians were called to the location and pronounced the victim dead at the scene. Her body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

Various police units canvassed the surrounding area for evidence and the murder suspect; despite their efforts, no immediate arrests were made, police sources said.

Based on information obtained during the preliminary investigation, it was determined that a domestic dispute occurred at the residence sometime before Woolf was murdered. Detectives later determined that Tambiev was the prime suspect in the case.

He is described by police as a cau- casian male standing at 5’8”-tall, weighing 145 pounds with green eyes and brownish blond hair that extends slightly past his ears. Tambiev also has a laceration under his left eye that extends approximately two inches to his cheek.

The suspect was last observed wearing a black waist length jacket, blue jeans and boots.

Members of the 108th Precinct Detective Squad are conducting the investigation, with Det. Oliva assigned to the case.

Anyone with information regarding the murder or the suspect’s whereabouts that could prove helpful is asked to call the 108th Precinct Detective Squad at 1-718-784-5411. Tips may also be sent to Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-577-TIPS, by text message to 274637 (followed by the code TIP577) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

All calls and messages will be kept confidential.