Cause of death revealed as police search for clues in death of Colonie hairstylist

COLONIE,  N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police are asking for the public’s help solving a homicide.

Lt. Bob Winn tells News 10 that detectives have little in the way of potential suspects in the stabbing death of a local barber.

Jacquelyn Porreca passed away at Albany Medical Center on Sunday. Porreca was the victim of a stabbing Friday afternoon while she worked alone at the Recycled Salon at 52 Sand Creek Road.

Winn says autopsy results confirm that Porreca died as the result of brain damage due to severe blood loss.

Porreca was stabbed, but that the weapon used was not left behind at the scene and there’s little in the way of physical evidence.

Her friends say Porreca was a kind and generous person who will be missed by her loved ones and hundreds of devoted clients, which also included Colonie Police officers.
Winn says the case is frustrating in that every lead tracked down by detectives has proved fruitless.

Michele Sciubba, a friend of the victim, said in an interview with NEWS10, “I want to know why, you know, I don’t understand how somebody could do something like this.”

“We don’t have a definitive suspect description,” said Lt. Bob Winn of the Colonie Police Department.  “We don’t know how the suspect got there or left.”

Lt. Winn continued to explain that despite searching around the clock, they were no closer to finding the suspect than on the day they arrived on the scene.

Police are asking that if you know anything about this horrible attack or the person responsible, you are urged to please give the Colonie Police a call at 783-2744.

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