A 52-year-old man was arrested in connection to the brutal sexual assault and murder of his much-younger girlfriend in Queens this week, authorities said Wednesday.
Police found the body of 29-year-old Jiaomei Zhou in the vestibule of her boyfriend’s building on Main Street near 56th Avenue in Flushing around 11:20 p.m. Monday, while responding to a 911 call of an assault in progress, cops said.
Zhou, who was unconscious and unresponsive, was pronounced dead on scene by EMS, cops said.
Police initially said she was bleeding from her vaginal area but showed no other signs of trauma.
Cops said Wednesday morning that her death had been ruled a homicide.
Her boyfriend, Qiuming Wan, was on scene when police showed up and was taken in for questioning, authorities said.
He was charged Tuesday evening with murder and aggravated sex abuse, police said. Zhou lived in the Linden Hill neighborhood, about 3 1/2 miles from her boyfriend’s home, cops said.