BREAKING NEWS: Long Island events coordinator, 26, hands herself in to police for death of vocal coach, 86, who died after being shoved over in NYC street
- Lauren Pazienza, 26, has handed herself in for the death of Barbara Gustern, 86
- Gustern died after being pushed over in the street in Chelsea on March 10
- Pazienza lives in Astoria, Queens, with her fiance; her family is from Long Island
- It’s unclear how or if she knew Gustern or if it was a random attack
A Long Island events coordinator has handed herself into police for the death of an 86-year-old vocal coach who died after being shoved over in the street.
Lauren Pazienza, 26, is in custody now for the death of Barbara Gustern.
The NYPD had issued photos of her in the hunt for Gustern’s killer. It’s unclear if the pair knew each other.
Pazienza’s now deleted social media pages list her job as an events coordinator for museums in New York City.
She is from Long Island, but lives in Astoria, Queens, with her fiance, Naveen Pereira.
Broadway singing coach Barbara Maier Gustern died in a hospital Tuesday morning after she was put on life support following a random shoving attack last week
Gustern’s family has not yet commented on her arrest.
On March 10, Gustern – a beloved Broadway vocal coach – was walking towards a cab outside her apartment building in Chelsea when she was pushed from behind at 8.30pm.
She hit her head and went into a coma, then died four days later.
Pazienza has now been charged with manslaughter. It remains unclear when she is due in court.