A 26-year-old woman is found dead in the back seat of her car in the trendy DUMBO neighborhood of New York City

A 26-year-old woman is found dead in the back seat of her car in the trendy DUMBO neighborhood of New York City

Police are investigating the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of a 26-year-old Brooklyn woman after a 32-year-old man she was with found her dead in the back seat of her car in the trendy DUMBO neighborhood of New York City on Monday would have

  • The 26-year-old woman has been identified as Juliana Malave, an NYPD spokeswoman confirmed to on Tuesday
  • Police responded to a 911 call around 7am Monday from an unconscious and unresponsive woman in a car parked at Adams Street and York Street in Dumbo
  • When police and paramedics arrived, Malave was in the back seat of the vehicle and was pronounced dead
  • A 32-year-old man told police he was in the car with the woman. He said he left her and when he came back she was unresponsive
  • The man, whose identity has not been released, was taken into police custody for further questioning and was not immediately charged, officials said
  • An autopsy will be conducted by the city magistrate’s court to determine the nature and cause of death

A 26-year-old woman was found dead early Monday morning under mysterious circumstances in the backseat of her car in Brooklyn’s trendy DUMBO neighborhood.

The woman has been identified as Juliana Malave of West 24th Street in Brooklyn, an NYPD spokesman confirmed to on Tuesday.

Police responded to an 911 call from a woman who was unconscious and unresponsive near Adams Street and York Street around 7am early Monday morning.

Malave was found in the back seat of the parked vehicle when emergency services arrived. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 32-year-old man had told police he was in the car with Malave, but he left her and when he returned he said the woman had not responded, a report said.

The woman has been identified as Juliana Malave, 26, an NYPD spokesman confirmed to on Tuesday

Police responded to a 911 call around 7 a.m. Monday from an unconscious and unresponsive woman who was in the back seat of the vehicle parked near Adams Street and York Street in Brooklyn's trendy DUMBO neighborhood

Police responded to a 911 call around 7 a.m. Monday from an unconscious and unresponsive woman who was in the back seat of the vehicle parked near Adams Street and York Street in Brooklyn’s trendy DUMBO neighborhood

The area where Malave's parked car was found is in the trendy Dumbo neighborhood

The area where Malave’s parked car was found is in the trendy Dumbo neighborhood

The man, whose identity has not been released, was taken into police custody for further questioning and was not immediately charged, officials said.

An autopsy will be conducted by the city magistrate’s court to determine the nature and cause of death.

Malave’s mother, Yolanda Medina, set up GoFundMe to commemorate her daughter.

Medina wrote that her daughter died on Monday but did not reveal the circumstances of her sudden death.

“Those of you who knew my daughter Juliana know that she was a great daughter, sister and friend. She wore her heart on her sleeve and always cared about putting others first,” Medina wrote.

“As her mother, I want to pay tribute to her, but due to my financial situation, I could only afford a flight to New York to see my daughter one last time.”

“I would really appreciate any help my family and I can get. All I want is a one day tour for my daughter to take her home to Florida.

She added: “And thank you in advance for all your condolences, which you really appreciate at this time.”