Manhunt for New York ‘axe murderer’ after woman hacked to death

A woman has been hacked to death in New York, with another victim managing to raise the alarm after escaping the building.

Detectives in New York said the killer, who may have used an axe, attacked the women inside a Brooklyn apartment.

Officers said the horrific scene was discovered after the surviving woman, 21, hailed an Uber outside the block of flats at 1.30am on Saturday and asked to be taken to hospital.

The driver called the emergency services, and the woman told police and paramedics that her four-year-old daughter was still inside the apartment – as well as the dead body.

The New York Post reported that the dead woman, who was in her 20s, was almost decapitated and found with her fingers severed and stab wounds throughout her head and body.

Authorities are looking into whether an axe found in the block’s rubbish compactor was the murder weapon.

Police are still working to determine who was behind the attacks.

The surviving victim is in a stable condition.

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