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Police Ask Public's Help In Investigation Of Yonkers Woman's Strangulation

Angel Serbay
Angel Serbay Photo Credit: New York State Police
2005 scene photos of the Sprain Brook Parkway near Jackson Road.
2005 scene photos of the Sprain Brook Parkway near Jackson Road. Photo Credit: New York State Police

State Police from the Hawthorne barracks continue to investigate the 11-year-old homicide of Angel Serbay of Yonkers.

On Sept. 3, 2005 at approximately 8:18 a.m., the New York State Police were dispatched to the northbound side of the Sprain Brook Parkway, just north of the Jackson Road overpass, to investigate the discovery of human remains.

A passing motorist contacted police after he observed what appeared to be a body covered by a yellow tarp discarded on the side of the parkway.

The victim, later identified as the 25-year-old Serbay, was discovered wearing jeans, a blue, white, and black striped halter top, and black New Balance sneakers. The Westchester County Medical Examiner determined that Serbay died as a result asphyxiation by strangulation.

Serbay is described as a Hispanic female, approximately 5-foot-4, 138 pounds, with a tribal rose tattoo on her left upper arm, a tribal rose tattoo on her right ankle, and a tattoo with initials on her left hand. Angel was last seen in the proximity of 160 Willow Street in Yonkers at approximately 3 a.m. on Sept. 3, 2005.

The death of Serbay continues to be actively investigated by police. Numerous leads have been followed-up on throughout this investigation, however, this homicide has never been solved.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Investigator Richard Miller of the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Hawthorne by calling (914) 769-2600. All calls may be kept confidential.

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