Jalessa Richardson, 32, Wanted For The Murder Of Ashley Smith, 37

Published on June 11, 2024, 11:58 pm
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On Saturday, June 1, 2024, at approximately 0608 hours, New York City Police Department (NYPD) police officers responded to a 911 call of a female, assaulted at 1418 Oakley Street, within the confines of the 47th Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 37-year-old female with a slash wound to her neck, unconscious and unresponsive.

EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to NYC Health + Hospitals / Jacobi, where she was pronounced deceased.

Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.


Ashley Smith
address withheld
Mt. Vernon, NY 10552

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, detectives have identified the following 32-year-old female individual, sought in connection with the above-listed homicide.


Jalessa Richardson
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10452

The individual was last seen fleeing on foot northbound on Oakley Street.

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.