The NYPD resolves thousands of cases each year – but a handful of others prove difficult to crack, even with hours of investigative work and help from media attention.
The last year was no exception.
Here is a look back at some of the notable criminal cases in 2021 that remain unsolved:
Seven-year-old Julissia Battles was found with trauma to her head and body on Aug. 10 inside a Bronx apartment. She was rushed to Lincoln Hospital but died, police said at the time.
Initially, the girl’s mother had told investigators that Julissia had fallen around 5 a.m. and had hit her head on a desk, police said. Around 8 p.m., the girl started vomiting and fainted.
An autopsy revealed that the tragic girl – the subject of a heated custody battle between her mother and grandmother since birth – died of “blunt force abdominal trauma,” according to officials.
Julissia’s 17-year-old half-brother later admitted to assaulting the girl before she was found dead, but neither he – nor anyone else – was ever charged.
A man was fatally shot outside a busy subway station in Brooklyn, Williamsburg earlier this month, police said.
Police said at the time that they believed the December 10 gun violence, which took place at the bottom of the stairs at Marcy Avenue station, was “drug-related”.
Police are still chasing the killer of 34-year-old Augustin Santiago.
Thai model brutally robbed
Thai model Bew Jirajariyawetch was slapped in the face and put in a head lock before being robbed at Manhattan subway station in late November – an astonishing act of violence captured on camera.
The 23-year-old was standing on the edge of the B / D / F / M platform at 34th Street-Herald Square station on November 22 when she was attacked from behind.
Days later, a sensational video emerged showing the moment her attacker put her in a stranglehold and beat her.
“I’m just glad I’m still alive,” she later told The Post.
Police have not yet caught up with her attacker.
Victims of home invaders with duct tape, stealing expensive jewelry
Two robbers broke into a Bronx apartment back in September, tied up their victims with duct tape and drove off with thousands in cash and exclusive jewelry, including a pair of Rolex watches.
The attackers in the home followed a 34-year-old woman into her home Mount Eden home on East 170th Street and the Grand Concourse just after noon. 8 on Sept. 27, police said.
One of the men whipped the 37-year-old man into the gun and taped the victims’ hands and mouths before leaving with the Rolex, four gold chains and $ 30,000, police said.
Police are still looking for the men.
Armed man opens fire outside nightclub, beating innocent victims
A furious club guest opened fire outside a Bronx nightclub in July – hitting three people partying inside, police said.
The shooting broke out just before noon. 4 a.m. July 11 outside a club at Jerome Ave 1324 after the unknown man drew a gun after a fight with the bouncer, police said.
Three innocent people – a 30-year-old man, a 32-year-old woman and an unidentified man – were hit by the shot, but survived, police said.
The perpetrator took off at 167 Street / Grand Concourse subway station and remains in the wind.