Photo released of Red Hook slashing victim

Police have released a picture of the woman who was found dead with a slashed throat in Brooklyn in hopes someone will come forward with more information about her murder.

Police have released a picture of the woman who was found dead with a slashed throat in Brooklyn in hopes someone will come forward with more information about her murder. (5/24/16)

BROOKLYN - Police released a picture Tuesday of the woman found on a park bench with a slashed throat in Red Hook last week.

They say they hope the release will prompt witnesses to come forward with more details on the death of 51-year-old Sharon Whigham, whose body was discovered outside the Miccio Community Center at 110 West Ninth St.

Police say Whigham had a history of drug abuse, but were not sure whether that played a role in her killing.

Whigham had grown up in the area and had seven children.

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