An aspiring New York City model was stabbed to death earlier this month following a loud music controversy at a homeless shelter in Manhattan.
Victoria Goode27 years old, stabbed to death on December 16 after having an apparent disagreement with her roommate at the homeless shelter where she used to stay. The rising model is said to have gotten into a verbal fight with her shelter roommate, who police have identified as 42 years old Charmaine Croffman (pictured in thumbnail, above).
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Disagreement took place at Renewal of the new Providence Women’s Shelter project on East 45th Street in Manhattan, police said. At some point during the dispute, multiple news outlets reported, that Croffman allegedly stabbed Goode multiple times. She then fled the scene when Goode died of horrific stab wounds.
Another shelter resident, Melinda AndersTalk to New York Daily News what she saw (below):
“I heard a lot of screaming and I walked out, went up the stairs and saw a lot of blood in the hallway. It makes my stomach upset. That’s something I can’t forget. … I heard it from the second floor.”
Police were called and quickly began investigating the murder. Based on Everybody, the attack is said to have been captured on surveillance video. While fleeing the scene, it is alleged that Croffman “thrown the bloody knife in the trash on the street” and left the area.
For the next few days, police were unable to locate Croffman. The detectives came up with a The person who specializes in catching criminals The newsletter featured Croffman’s photo (as in the insert, above) and asked New Yorkers to keep an eye on her around town.
After more than four days on the run, police finally tracked her down elsewhere in New York City. She has been charged with murder. Every EverybodyIt’s not clear if she hired an attorney or made a plea in the case.
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As for Goode, she moved to NYC from Oklahoma City five years ago to pursue a modeling career on the runway. According to her brother, who spoke to Exciting news nowShe recently did a photo shoot with VOGUE Mexico. Since then, however, Victoria has struggled to make ends meet. Recently, she has been staying in women’s shelters and on short notice with friends while she tries to find a more permanent place in the city.
her father, James Goodehas talked to New York Post Office from the family home in Oklahoma. The grieving 65-year-old recounts how his late daughter feared her roommate before she was murdered:
“She feared for her life before the attack, that’s what her mother told me. She complained to the shelter more than once and she also called the police. My child is gone, my only daughter.”
You can see more about the stabbing and its ensuing investigation (below):
Now, the aspiring model’s family has come up with a GoFundMe account to bring Victoria’s body back to Oklahoma and cover her funeral expenses. You can access that page HERE.
Our condolences to the Goode family as they come to terms with this terrible loss.
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