Woman dies after botched buttock injection
NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - The family of a Harlem mom who died after getting buttock-enhancement procedure in a Manhattan apartment is calling it murder.
Latesha Bynum's family said she went to a building on E. 21st in Manhattan on July 15, 2017, to get silicone injections from someone claiming to be a doctor. Her family said that later in the day she started feeling dizzy and had chest pains.
She was taken to Mount Sinai St. Luke's Medical Center and was later declared brain dead and taken off of life support.
Police are investigating and are awaiting autopsy results from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
The building in Gramercy Park has no signs for medical offices and the state Department of Health said no licensed medical practice are located there
Detectives went to the location and found that it is an apartment, not a medical office. They found surgical supplies and the drug lidocaine there.
Bynum was the mother of two girls. She died two days short of her 32nd birthday.
In 2015, two butt-enhancement procedures in New York City that ended with the patients dying were classified as homicides.