Updated 9:40 a.m.
A 31-year-old woman was brutally stabbed and beaten to death with a pipe near her Jamaica home Monday afternoon, police said.
The victim, Margarita Rivera, was found about 2:30 p.m. in front of 107-22 Watson Place, just down the street from her residence, authorities said.
She had been stabbed several times in the head and chest, police said, and had also been beaten in the head, according to a witness, who told cops someone had struck Rivera with a pipe.
Rivera was taken to Jamaica Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
A knife and pipe were recovered next to the victim, according to police. A person who is known to Rivera was in custody Tuesday morning, but has not been charged.