Investigators are now looking for the woman who allegedly drove an elderly New York woman into her death. “disgraceful” crime.
Barbara Maier Gustern, age 87, was at her West 28th Street and Eighth Avenue homes on March 10th when she was shoved behind by an unidentified female, authorities claim. Maier was not provoked.
Officials stated that Gustern was not able to exchange words with her attacker who fled down Ninth Avenue.
Maier was a legend vocal coach and was kept on life support up to Tuesday when she died of traumatic brain injuries.
Tributes have poured out for Gustern, who coached many famous singers, including Blondie’s Debbie Harry during her “Heart of Glass” heyday.
Wanted posters of the woman police said is responsible for Gustern’s death show a clear photo of the suspect entering the subway as she left the scene.
Gustern’s grandson, AJ Gustern, was by her side and holding her hands during her final days and did what he could to comfort her.
“I struggle to understand and cope with this world on a daily basis, and frankly this is beyond my ability to bear,”He posted it to Facebook. “Do what you can for your fellow human being, no matter how small. Make the time. Preventing needless loss and violence like this starts with us as individuals. We must care more for each other.”
Gustern’s student and friend Katherine Crocket said Gustern gave her and countless others the confidence to go after their dreams.
“After a few months, she said to me, you have a good voice, you can call yourself a singer,”Crocket inside Edition
The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in finding the person responsible for Gustern’s death. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline, 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57 PISTA (74782) The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.