COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – More than a week after a local barber was stabbed at a Colonie salon, her sister is asking for anyone with information to come forward.
“Every day you wake up hoping today’s the day,” Porreca’s sister, Janeah Rosecrans, said. “You know…you get that call, ‘We have him,’ and it doesn’t come.”
Around 3:32 p.m. that Friday afternoon, an unknown assailant entered the salon and stabbed Porreca. She was found by a neighbor as she collapsed on the steps outside.
She was bleeding from the neck. She died two days later.
Police said no murder weapon was found and some money was stolen, but there’s no clear indication that theft was a motive. Authorities also said there’s a lack of physical evidence and a person of interest.
They said all the “usual suspects” can be placed elsewhere at the time of the attack meaning the person who killed Porreca is likely still out there, still unidentified.
“It scares me,” Rosecrans said. “I mean, I’m watching my back. You don’t know what they’re thinking; who they’re going to go after. You just don’t know. It’s very scary.”
Twice, Colonie police have stopped drivers in the area and handed out flyers with Porreca’s photo on them. Currently, no good information has resulted.
For all intents and purposes, all the police have to go on is a sense of optimism. That’s why Rosecrans is making a heartfelt plea to the public.
“To please come forward and speak because she needs justice and this person needs to be taken off the street,” she said. “Anything. If you know anything, it’ll help. It’ll help the next person if there’s someone else, you know. It will save another life.”
Rosecrans said whoever took Porreca’s life also took away a spirit that was always there for friends and family.
She also leaves behind her parents, two sisters and three brothers.